Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law, Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Vice President, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative
Historian Dan Bouk reads between the lines of the U.S. census to uncover the human stories behind the data.
Bouk studied computational mathematics as an undergraduate at Michigan State before earning a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. His work investigates the ways corporations, states and the experts they employ have used, abused, made and re-made the categories that structure our daily experiences of being human. His first book, “How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual” (Chicago, 2015), explored the life insurance industry's methods for quantifying people, discriminating by race, justifying inequality and for thinking statistically in the U.S. His new book “Democracy's Data: The Hidden Stories in the U.S. Census and How to Read Them,” published by MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, was one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books in 2022. In an age when we often hear good governance requires that we depend on good data, it is crucial everyone (and not just those in quantitative fields) understand and can work to improve the processes that make data from people. “Democracy's Data” is a history of the 1940 census that will prepare its readers to examine and critique the data-driven systems that surround us. Bouk blogs about his on-going research at shroudedincloaksofboringness.com.
Danielle Citron is the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law and Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law at UVA, where she writes and teaches about privacy, free expression and civil rights. Her scholarship and advocacy have been recognized nationally and internationally. In 2019, Citron was named a MacArthur Fellow based on her work on cyberstalking and intimate privacy. In 2018, she received the UMD Champion of Excellence award and in 2015, she was named one of the Top 50 World Thinkers by the United Kingdom’s Prospect Magazine and one of the Top 50 Most Influential Marylanders by The Daily Record. She serves as the inaugural director of the school’s LawTech Center, which focuses on pressing questions in law and technology.
Her latest book “The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age” (W.W. Norton and Penguin Vintage UK), will be out in October 2022. Her first book “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace” (Harvard University Press, 2014) was widely praised in published reviews, discussed in blog posts and named one of the 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014 by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine. She has published more than 50 articles and essays, including in the Yale Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, California Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Southern California Law Review, Texas Law Review, and many more, which have won professional awards from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and privacy think tank Future of Privacy, and been cited by state and federal courts. She has written more than 50 opinion pieces for major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Time, CNN and Slate.
For the past decade, Citron has worked with lawmakers, law enforcement and tech companies to combat online abuse and protect intimate privacy. In June 2019, she testified before Congress about the national security and privacy risks of deepfakes. She has been involved in reform efforts around the regulation of online platforms. In October 2019, she testified before Congress about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. From 2014 to 2016, Citron served as an advisor to then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris and as a member of Harris’s Task Force to Combat Cyber Exploitation and Violence Against Women. In 2011, Citron testified about misogynistic cyber hate speech before the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on antisemitism at the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. Since 2011, she has been a member of Facebook’s Non-consensual Intimate Imagery Task Force and an adviser and member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Task Force, as well as an adviser to the company since 2009. She is an adviser to the dating app Bumble, the music streaming service Spotify and video sharing platform TikTok.
Citron is the vice president of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit devoted to fighting for civil rights and liberties in the digital age founded in 2013 and named after her article “Cyber Civil Rights.” She is the chair of the board of directors of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and serves on the board of directors of the Future of Privacy, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Technology and Society and the Center on Investigative Journalism. In 2020, she received a $75,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to study the salutary impact of intimate privacy laws on victims, a project that she is co-leading with Canadian academic Jon Penney.
Citron is an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society, Yale Information Society Project and NYU’s Policing Project. As a member of the American Law Institute, she serves as an adviser to the Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles Project and Restatement (Third) Torts: Defamation and Privacy.
Citron has appeared on film and television (HBO’s “Vice News,” HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Hulu’s “The Weekly,” “Netizens,” and HBO’s “Swiped”); quoted in hundreds of news articles, interviewed on National Public Radio; appeared on podcasts for The New York Times, Slate, Lawfare, The Guardian and The Boston Globe; and given a TED talk, “How Deepfakes Undermine Truth and Democracy,” at the 2019 TED Global Summit. Her TED talk has been viewed more than 3.4 million times. She has given more than 300 talks at major universities, federal and state agencies, the National Holocaust Museum, the Wikimedia Foundation, the National Association of Attorneys General, and think tanks.
Before joining UVA Law, Citron taught at Boston University School of Law and the University of Maryland School of Law. She has been a visiting professor at Fordham Law School and George Washington Law School. In 2016, she was a Dean’s Distinguished Visitor at Washington University School of Law and an interdisciplinary studies fellow at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
With a doctorate degree in law, Andrea Jelinek has served as the head of the Austrian Data Protection Authority since January 1, 2014. While still a student, she worked as a consultant at the Austrian Science Fund, and later as a trainee lawyer and a legal officer at the General Secretariat of the Austrian Rectors' Conference in 1991. Two years later, she moved to the Ministry of the Interior, where she worked as a legal officer and later as the head of the legal and legislative department. One of her specializations – asylum and immigration law – helped determine her career. In 2003, she became the first woman in Vienna to be appointed head of a police commissioner's office, and from October 2010 to June 2011 she was head of the Vienna Foreign Police.
Since February 2018, she has also been the Chair of the Article 29 Working Party, which in May 2018 was replaced by the European Data Protection Board when the General Data Protection Regulation entered into application.
Joe Jones serves as the Director of Research and Insights for the IAPP. He provides strategic direction and contributes to the development of practical content for privacy professionals on privacy law and policy, data protection management, and privacy technology and engineering. This work includes engaging with privacy leaders from industry, government, academia and civil society as he keeps IAPP members informed on developments happening around the world.
Previously, Jones served as the Deputy Director for International Data Transfers with the UK Government where he led the team responsible for policies relating to free and secure flow of data internationally. This included work on data ‘adequacy,’ alternative transfer mechanisms and multilateral initiatives that promote the trusted exchange of data across borders. Other prior roles include serving as the UK Government’s Deputy Head of Digital Trade policy and working in the private sector as a lawyer on data privacy issues with Covington & Burling LLP.
Jones has been globally recognized as a leader in privacy law and policy. In 2022, Politico named him as the fourth most influential ‘rulemaker’ in Europe as well as the digital policy ‘Wonk of the week’ in September of 2021.
He has led dozens of UK Government diplomatic delegations or missions, holds over 200 public and private speaking credits on data protection and transfers, and has contributed frequently to academic and professional publications, including the National Law Review. Jones holds a law degree from the University of Oxford and can be found on Twitter at @JoeGTJones.
Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and the host of the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Under Noah, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has broken free from the restraints of a 30-minute linear show, producing engaging social content, award-winning digital series, podcasts and more for its global audience. The show has received many accolades, including a 2021 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Variety Series, a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Series and an MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Talk/Topical Show. Noah also received a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special), a NAACP Image Award nomination for Entertainer of the Year and a Critics Choice Real TV Award nomination for Male Star of The Year.
Noah's success has also spanned to sold-out shows over five continents. Due to overwhelming fan demand, 21 news shows have been added to his “Back to Abnormal World Tour” this year which included a night at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.
He is the author of the number one New York Times Bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” and its young readers adaptation “It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which also debuted as a New York Times Bestseller. The book received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards.
“Born A Crime” is a collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender and always hilarious.
The Audible edition of “Born a Crime,” performed by Noah, remains one of the top-selling, highest-rated and most-commented-on performances of all time. “Born a Crime” won the Audie Award for “Best Male Narrator,” and was also nominated in the “Autobiography/Memoir,” “Best Narration by the Author” and “Audiobook of the Year” categories. To date, “Born a Crime” has sold over 2 million copies across all formats.
Nina Schick is an author, entrepreneur and advisor specialising in Generative AI. One of the first GenAI experts, Nina analyses how this nascent field of artificial intelligence will change humanity. She is the Founder of Tamang Ventures, an advisory firm focused on Generative AI, and the creator of “‘The Era of Generative AI” – a Substack project telling the story of GenAI through exclusive content and interviews. Nina advises several AI and technology companies, including Truepic — the first to build media authentication technology; and Synthesia, the world’s first AI-to-video generation platform. Nina is a renowned public speaker, appearing on stages including CES, TedX, CogX and WebSummit. She has delivered keynote speeches for businesses and organisations including Microsoft, Adobe, DARPA and the UN. Nina’s debut book – “Deepfakes” was released in 2020 and has been translated into five languages. The first book on AI-generated content, it predicts that over 90% of online content will be ‘created’ by AI in 2030. Wired, Time, MIT Tech Review and The New York Times have published Nina. She is also a seasoned media commentator – appearing regularly on BBC, Sky, Bloomberg and CNBC. Before specialising in Generative AI, Nina worked on geopolitical crises, including Brexit, the Russia-Ukraine war and state-sponsored disinformation. She has advised leaders including Joe Biden, the President of the United States and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Secretary General of NATO. Nina speaks seven languages and calls London, Berlin and Kathmandu home.
Schrems is the honorary chairman and founder of noyb, a privacy enforcement platform that brings data protection cases to the courts under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Schrems first came to notoriety as an Austrian law student who filed a complaint to the Irish Data Commissioner that Facebook Ireland was illegally sharing his personal data with the U.S. government, following the revelations of Edward Snowden. The case, known as "The Schrems case" or "Schrems I," eventually led to the invalidation of the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement between the EU and U.S. Schrems later amended his complaint against Facebook Ireland with the Irish Data Protection Commission after Facebook switched its transfer mechanism from Safe Harbor to standard contractual clauses, leading to a new referral to the CJEU implicating both standard contractual clauses and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated Privacy Shield and placed additional requirements for companies using standard contractual clauses to third countries outside the EU.