Associate Director LSE Enterprise The London School of Economics, Founder of Privacy International: privacysurgeon.org
Simon Davies is widely acknowledged as one of the most experienced and influential privacy experts in the world and is one of the pioneers of the international privacy arena. Simon is the founder – and for 22 years was Director-General – of the influential watchdog group Privacy International. He is also an academic, consultant, journalist and author. Simon operates the popular privacy blog www.privacysurgeon.org and in 2012 was jointly requested by the European Parliament rapporteurs to conduct an external stakeholder assessment of the draft EU data protection framework. He has also advised a wide range of corporate, government and professional bodies, and has worked on technology, privacy and identity issues in more than fifty countries.