Monthly Archives: March 2014

Simon Davies

We are delighted to announce that Simon Davies has joined LSTS for a 6-month term as Freelance Researcher. Simon Davies is one of the pioneers of the modern privacy movement. He has more than 25 years’ experience working worldwide with advocates, companies, regulators and government. He is one of the key international experts on identity systems, visual surveillance, privacy-by-design and consumer privacy rights and has established strong global leadership in the field. As founder of the watchdog organisation Privacy International he has worked in more than forty countries and in more than a hundred topic areas and is widely regarded as a key opinion-former in the field.

He has advised a wide range of corporate, government and professional bodies, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, British Medical Association, British Telecom, Microsoft, Facebook, AOL, eBay, the UK Treasury, the UK Department of Work and Pensions and IBM. Simon has worked closely with the London School of Economics since 1997. Currently he is a co-director of LSE’s Policy Engagement Network and also a Fellow with Chartered status of the British Computer Society (FBCS CITP).


PhaedraThe PHAEDRA project has published the first part of the second deliverable, which is titled “A compass  towards best elements for cooperation ¨between data protection authorities”. The report gives an overview of relevant legislation, networks between data protection authorities (DPAs) and agreements between DPAs. The report also distinguishes different aims of cooperation, and best elements for cooperation between DPAs.

The report was produced by Professor Dr. Paul De Hert and Gertjan Boulet, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (VUB-LSTS). The report received a contribution from Auke Wilems, researcher from VUB – Research Group Fundamental Rights & Constitutionalism (FRC).

To access the full report, please click here.