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BENABOU Valérie-Laure Professor at the University of Versailles Saint Quentin,
Director of the Laboratoire DANTE (Droit des Affaires et des Nouvelles TEchnologies)
BENYEKHLEF Karim Karim Benyekhlef is director of the Centre of Public Policy Research at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal since 2006. He is also the scientific director of the International Studies Centre of the University of Montréal. Professor of law since 1989, his fields of research and study are IT Law, Human Rights and International Law.
BURKERT Herbert Herbert Burkert (hb@herbert-burkert.net) is Professor of Public Law, Information and Communication Law and President of the Research Centre for Information Law at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland and a Senior Researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems in Germany (currently on leave of absence). He is an Affiliated Fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project and of the Information Law and Policy Institute at New York Law School. He studied law, history and political science in Cologne and Dublin, holds a doctorate from the University of Frankfurt and received his habilitation from the University of St. Gallen. He has served as an advisor to international organizations, regional and national governments. He is also the executive director of a contemporary art foundation in Germany.
BUTTARELLI Giovanni Mr. Giovanni Buttarelli (1957) has been Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor since January 2009. He was appointed by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council of 14 January 2009 for a term of five years.
Before entering his office, he was Secretary General to the Italian Data Protection Authority since 1997. Member of the Italian judiciary, he has attended to many committees on data protection and related issues at international level.
CAPRIOLI Eric Avocat à la Cour de Paris
Spécialiste en droit de la propriété intellectuelle, de l'informatique et des TIC, Docteur en droit et Habilitation à diriger des recherches en droit, Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, Expert Institut Français d’Experts Juridiques Internationaux, Membre de la délégation française aux Nations Unies (CNUDCI) depuis 1993, Chargé de cours à l'Université de Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
Membre du Conseil d’Administration de la Fédération Nationale des Tiers de confiance depuis 2001 et Vice-Président 2004 -2006 et 2008-2010, Membre du comité directeur de labellisation en matière d’archivage électronique sécurisé de la Fédération Nationale des Tiers de Confiance (F.N.T.C.) jusqu'en 2008, Président de l’Association Nationale des Professionnels de la Propriété Incorporelle (ANPPI), Vice-président et Fondateur de la Fédération de l’ILM du stockage et de l’archivage Fedisa, Administrateur de la Chambre Nationale des Professions Libérales (CNPL), 2005-2008.
CASTELLANI Luca Luca Castellani (1968) is a legal officer in the secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), where he discharges the functions of secretary of Working Group IV (Electronic Commerce) and is tasked, inter alia, with the promotion of the adoption and uniform interpretation of UNCITRAL texts relating to sale of goods and electronic commerce.
After graduating in law (JD) in the University of Torino, he received a doctoral degree in comparative law (SJD) from the University of Trieste and a master in international law (LLM) from the New York University. Admitted to the bar in Italy, he held lecturing positions in Italy and Eritrea.
He joined the Office of Legal Affairs of the secretariat of the United Nations in New York in 2001, the UNCITRAL secretariat in Vienna, Austria, in 2004, and served as legal advisor to the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2008.
He published in the fields of international trade law and comparative law, dealing, in particular, with African law issues.
CAVE Martin Professor
Centre for Management under Regulation
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick
DEDEURWAERDERE Tom Tom Dedeurwaerdere is professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Université catholique de Louvain ,Louvain-la-Neuve, and Director of the Biodiversity Governance Unit at the Centre for Philosophy of Law.
DE HERT Paul Professor
Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS)
Department of Metajuridica - Faculty of Law
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
DE STREEL Alexandre Alexandre de Streel is professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management and at the Faculty of Law of the University of Namur in Belgium, teaching European Law and European Antitrust and Regulation. He is attached to Research Center for Computer and Law, focusing its research on Competition law and Regulation in network industries.
He is also provides regulatory and legal advice at the national and European levels for public authorities as well as operators.
He has been a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, where he got his Ph.D on the relationship between sector regulation and competition law in the electronic communications sector under the supervision of Pierre Larouche and Massimo Motta.
Before that, he was an expert for nearly three years in the Policy Unit of DG Information Society and Media. In this capacity, he participated to the drafting and the negotiation of the 2002 regulatory framework as well as implementation instruments and he monitored economic and prospective studies.
DE TERWANGNE Cécile Professor Cécile de Terwangne has a MD in Law (University of Louvain), a PhD in Law (University of Namur) and a LLM in European and International Law (European Universitary Institute of Florence). She is professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Namur (Belgium). She teaches courses in Computer and Human Rights, Privacy and Data Protection. She is director of the post-graduate Program in Law of Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Namur. She is research director in the Freedoms in the Information Society Unit of the Research Centre for Computer and Law (CRID – University of Namur). She has taken part to numerous European and national researches in the fields of data protection, privacy and ICT, freedom of information, e.Governement and re-use of Public sector information.

Chercheur Senior
Centre de Recherche Informatique et Droit, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix

Directeur, Cullen-International
DINANT Jean-Marc After two years of economics, Jean-Marc Dinant has got a master in Computer Science in 1985. After various researches in the field of expert systems, adults training and telecommunication networks, he has joined the Belgian Data Protection Authority in 1993. Since then he has worked in strong collaboration with lawyers in the data protection area. He has left the Belgian DPA in 1998 while remaining a technical expert inside the article 29 working party until 2001. Since 1994, he is working as a researcher inside the Research Centre on IT and Law (CRID) of the University of Namur where he tries to be a full duplex gateway between lawyers and technicians in the context of privacy and data protection. Inside the CRID, he is currently head of the Unit Technology and Security and coordinates various research projects dealing with technology, security and privacy. Since 2001, Jean-Marc Dinant has been a data protection expert for many institutions including the Council of Europe and the European Commission. He is also Member of the Belgian Association of Expert witnesses since 2003. He is currently senior lecturer at the University of Namur where he is teaching cyberprivacy and has got a PhD in Computer Science in 2009 with a thesis dealing with Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Infomediaries. Since 2007, he is also teaching cryptography and cybermarketing at the master “préposé à la protection des données à caractère personnel” in Paris.
Director of Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information and Communication Technology (ICRI), KUL
DUSOLLIER Séverine Séverine Dusollier is Professor at the University of Namur where she teaches intellectual property, copyright, property law and IT law. She is responsible of the scientific supervision of the IPR Department at the CRID (Research Centre on IT and Law) since 1998. She carried out research in several European and national projects and drafted reports for the WIPO, the Council of Europe, UNESCO and the European Commission. Amongst her recent topics for research are the following themes : DRM and anti-circumvention laws, public domain and open access, interoperability in IP, software patents.
GOVAERE Inge Professor of European Law at Ghent University and Director of the European Legal Studies Department, College of Europe, Bruges
HOEREN Thomas Professor in Information, Media and Business Law at the Faculty of Law/University of Münster
Head of the Institute for Information, Telecommunications and Media Law
IGLESIAS Maria Doctor in Law and Head of the Intellectual Property Research Unit at the CRID, University of Namur (Belgium). She has extensively worked on Internet regulation. In October 2007 she delivered her thesis about Copyright and Teaching Exceptions. During the last years she has been doing research on the management of intellectual property rights in e-learning activities, on Digital libraries, on Orphan and Out of print works, and more recently, on Biological Commons.
JACQUEMIN Hervé Hervé Jacquemin holds a degree in Law (Université catholique de Louvain – Belgium) and a Master en Informática y Derecho (Universidad Complutense – Madrid). He is also doctor in Law (University of Namur). His Ph.D., to be published in January 2010, dealt with Contract formalism aiming to protect a contract party in a weak position. He is expert in electronic commerce, contract law, consumer law, liability and tort law, topics in which he has written, given lecture and advice. Member of the CRID since 2002, he is currently the Head of “E-commerce” Unit. He is also member of Belgian Internet Rights Observatory and co-Director of the ‘Revue du Droit des Technologies de l’Information’

KER Caroline Chercheur
Centre de Recherche Informatique et Droit
Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix
LANGEHEINE Bernd Bernd Langeheine has been the Director for e-Communications Policy at the European Commission’s Information Society and Media DG since 1 July 2002.
Before that he headed the General Policy unit in the European Commission’s DG Competition for three years. From January 1996 to June 1999, he was in charge of the Trade Section in the Washington Delegation of the European Commission. From 1990-1996, Mr Langeheine was a Member of the Commission’s Legal Service and before that, he spent three years as law clerk (référendaire) at the European Court of Justice. From 1983 to 1987, he worked in the Trade Policy Division of the Commission’s DG for External Relations.
Mr Langeheine spent the academic year 1993/94 as an EU Fellow at the Business School of the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. He studied law and political science at the Universities of Hamburg and Berlin and holds a Ph. D. in law.
LAROUCHE Pierre Professor
Faculty of law
Director Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)
Tilburg University
LAURENT Philippe Philippe Laurent is Senior Researcher at the CRID (Research Centre on IT and Law of the University of Namur) and Lawyer at the Brussels Bar (MVVP). He is currently doing a PhD on intellectual property licensing and studies the legal aspects of open source schemes. He also carries out researches on copyright limitations, data and software protection. Philippe?s work as attorney at law focuses on IP-IT law, privacy, distribution agreements, trade practices, as well as on broader commercial law matters. Philippe is also appointed by the CEPANI as Third-Party Decider for ".be" domain name disputes.
LEONARD Thierry Professeur aux FUSL
Membre du comité de rédaction de la Revue du Droit des Technologies de l’information
Membre du Comité de rédaction des "Cahiers du Crid"
LOBET Claire Claire Lobet-Maris is Master in Sociology and PHD in Sciences du Travail (Catholic University of Louvain). She is senior professor at the Computer Science Faculty at University of Namur. Claire Lobet-Maris is current Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre– CITA- focalized on scientific issues regarding interactions between ICTs and Society (Cellule Interdisciplinaire de Technology Assessment). She has been and is currently promoter and co-promoter of more than 50 research projects for North-American European, National and Regional programmes amongst them, three projects belonging to Belgian programme of excellence.
  MENIERE Yann Professor
Centre d’économie industrielle (CERNA)
Ecole des Mines de Paris
MOINY Jean-Philippe Jean-Philippe Moiny is graduated in Law (University of Liège, June 2008). In September 2008, he joined the C.R.I.D. in the privacy department, as junior researcher. The legal matters he studies are privacy, data protection, private international law and access to and re-use of public sector information. His personal topic of research is about social networking sites with regard to data protection law and contract law. He was also appointed by Royal Decree to the Commission on Access to and Reuse of Administrative Documents (Belgium Appeal Committee), Reuse section, in January 2009. At present, he is « aspirant du F.R.S.-FNRS » and begins a PhD.
MONTERO Etienne Prof. Dr. Etienne Montero, Ph.D. in Law, is full Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Namur. He teaches topics like Civil Law (liability and contract law), e-commerce and IT Law. He is author of about a hundred of scientific papers and of six books, and scientific director of nine other books, in civil law and IT law. He gave about 150 speeches in congress, symposia and conferences in Belgium and abroad. He directed several research projects leading to the drafting of laws and royal decrees in the field of electronic commerce, both at national and international level. He is also full member of the Internet Rights Observatory, at the Ministry of Economy. He is Director of the “Collection du CRID” and member of the editorial board of several law journals.
PELKMANS Jacques Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, and at the Vlerick School of Management, Leuven/Gent, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
POULLET Yves Yves Poullet, Ph.D. in Law and graduated in Philosophy, is full professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Namur (FUNDP) and Liège (Ulg), Belgium.
He teaches different topics like: “Sources and Principles of the Law”, “Internet Regulations”, “International Commercial Law”, “Human Rights in the Information Society”. Yves Poullet heads the CRID, since its creation in 1979. He conducts various researches in the field of new technologies with a special emphasis on privacy issues, individual and public freedom in the Information Society and Internet Governance.
He is legal experts near the European Commission, UNESCO and Council of Europe.He has been during 12 years (1992-2004) member of the Belgian Commission on Data Protection (Commission belge de protection de la vie privée). In addition, he was since its origin, member of Legal Advisory Board of European Commission. He has received the Franqui Chair in 2004. He also chaired the Belgian Computer Association ABDI (Association Belge de Droit de l'Informatique). Yves Poullet is an active member of the Editorial Board of various famous law reviews. He is a founder of the European Telecommunication Forum, ECLIP and FIRILITE. Recently (2009), he has been nominated as member of the Royal Belgian Academy
QUECK Robert Robert Queck holds a law degree from the University of Liège. He is currently Deputy-Director of CRID and responsible for its Electronic Communications Research Unit, as well as Adjunct-Professor at the Law Faculty of Namur and Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna. Since more than 20 years his research covers the International, European and Belgian sector specific regulation of electronic communications networks and services (including the Belgian repartition of competencies in this field).
REICHMAN Jérôme Professor of Law
Duke Law School
Durham (US)
RENDA Andrea Chercheur Senior au Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels et Professeur à l'Université Luiss Guido Carli, Rome
ROUVROY Antoinette Antoinette Rouvroy, Doctor of Laws of the European University Institute (Florence), is research associate at the Belgian FRS - FNRS (National Fund for Scientific Research) and senior researcher at the Research Centre on IT and Law (CRID) of the University of Namur, Belgium.
She is particularly interested in the mechanisms of mutual production between sciences and technologies and cultural, political, economic and legal frameworks. Her doctoral research at the European University Institute of Florence (Human Genes and Neoliberal Governance: A Foucauldian Critique. Abingdon and New-York, Routledge-Cavendish, 2008, recently nominated for the Hart Socio-Legal Prize for Early Career Academics 2009), looked at the knowledge-power relations in the post-genomic era. Her current interdisciplinary research interests revolve around the ethical, legal and political challenges raised by the new information, communication and surveillance technologies (biometrics, RFIDs, ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence, persuasive technologies,…) and their convergence. Her approach to the topic combines a revisited foucauldian governmentalist perspective with inspirations from critical legal studies, sciences and technology studies, gender and critical race theory, and agonistic theories of law and politics.
SAXBY Steve Since 1977 Professor Saxby has pioneered the introduction of Information Technology Law into the LLB and LLM curriculum at University of Southampton. He is Director of the Institute for Internet Law and the Web at Southampton and specialises in public policy towards IT law including e-Government, public sector information and use geo-spatial information in policy making. He has edited The Computer Law and Security Review since it began in 1985 and also The Encyclopedia of IT Law, now in its 20th year.
SCHEUER Michel Recteur des Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix
VAN QUICKENBORNE Vincent Ministre pour l’Entreprise et la Simplification
VERDURE Christophe Former Referendaire at the First Instance Court of the European Communities, Christophe Verdure is presently a researcher at the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis. He is an assistant editor of the Journal de droit européen (J.D.E) and editor of the Revue européenne de droit de la consommation (R.E.D.C.).
VIVANT Michel Professeur à l'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Directeur de l'Equipe de Recherche Créations Immatérielles et Droit
Responsable du Master Droit des créations immatérielles
Faculté de droit de Montpellier
WINN K. Jane Professor Winn, co-director of the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology and Fulbright Scholar, is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law and technological and governance issues surrounding information security. She joined the faculty in 2002. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law developments in the United States, the European Union, and China. She is coauthor of Law of Electronic Commerce and the casebook Electronic Commerce.