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VI. Team and acknowledgements

Privacy International, London.

  • Simon Davies, Director
  • Gus Hosein, Deputy Director
  • Alexander Hanff, Communications Project Leader
  • Eric King
  • George Morgan
  • Caspar Gerleve
  • Wendy Grossman

Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University (CEU), Budapest.

  • Kristina Irion, Research Director
  • Matteo E. Bonfanti, Research Fellow
  • Cédric Laurant, Senior Research Fellow
  • Sarah Pipes, summer intern

Electronic Privacy Information Center, Washington D.C.

  • Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director and President

To gather information for EPHR, knowledgeable individuals from academia, public institutions, law firms, human rights groups and other fields were asked to submit reports and relevant information.Their information was supplemented with additional research carried out by EPHR research team.  The analysis of the country reports, and the ratings for each country, are a result of the work of the EPHR team. The individuals who helped us with the country reports for 2010 are as follows:

Republic of Austria

Stefan Mayr, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria.

Kingdom of Belgium

Fanny Coudert, Brendan Van Alsenoy, Danny De Cock, Els Kindt and Jos Dumortier, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI) – K.U. Leuven, Belgium; Alexandre Dulaunoy, Association Electronique Libre, Belgium; Nichole Rustin-Paschal, Electronic Privacy Information Center, USA, and Cédric Laurant, Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, Hungary.

Republic of Bulgaria

Alexander Kashumov, Fani Davidova and Gergana Jouleva, Access to Information Programme, Bulgaria; Plamen M. Borissov, Borissov & Partners, Bulgaria.

Republic of Croatia

Ivan Gjurgjan, Gjurgjan & Šribar Radic, Croatia; Jan Klasinc, Institute for Public Administration - iDEMO (Institute for Democracy), Croatia.

Republic of Cyprus

Nicholas Ktenas and Chrystalla Neophytou, Neocleous & Co LLC, Cyprus.

Czech Republic

Richard Otevřel, Havel & Holásek, Czech Republic.

Kingdom of Denmark

Christoffer Badse, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark; Michael Hopp, Plesner Law Firm, Denmark.

Republic of Estonia

Kaupo Lepasepp and Mihkel Miidla, Sorainen AS, Estonia; Viive Näslund, Lepik & Luhaäär Lawin, Estonia.

European Union

Gloria González Fuster, Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; Maria Grazia Porcedda, European University Institute, Italy; Matteo E. Bonfanti, Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, Hungary.

Republic of Finland

Ilona Teräkivi, LMR Attorneys Ltd, Finland; Eija Warma, Castrén & Snellman Ltd, Estonia.

France Republic

Pascale Gelly and Caroline Doulcet, Cabinet Gelly, France.

Germany

Werner Hülsmann, Deutsche Vereinigung für Datenschutz & FIfF, Germany, Kristina Irion, CEU CMCS.

Greece

Vagelis Papakonstantinou, PKpartners, Greece; Elena Spiropoulou, Spiropoulou Law Firm, Greece.

Republic of Hungary

Ivan Szekely, Open Society Archives at Central European University, Hungary; Máté SzaBó, Office of the Commissioner for Educational Rights at Ministry of Education, Hungary; Endre Győző Szabó, Department of Judicial Cooperation and Private International Law of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice, Hungary.

Republic of Ireland

Rossa McMahon, Patrick G. McMahon Solicitors, Ireland; Thomas McIntyre, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Italian Republic

Marco Calamari, Progetto Winston Smith, Italy; Michele Iaselli, Associazione Nazionale per la Difesa della Privacy, Italy; Ugo Pagallo, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy; Guido Scorza, Instituto per le Politiche dell'Innovazione, Italy.

Republic of Latvia

Raivo Raudzeps, Sorainen, Latvia; Arturs Kucs, Department of International and European Law, University of Latvia, Latvia.

Republic of Lithuania

Henrikas Mickevičius, Human Rights Monitoring Institute, Lithuania; Mindaugas Kiskis, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania; Paulius Galubickas, Sorainen, Lithuania.

Luxembourg

Olivier Reisch, Linklaters, Belgium; Jan Dhont and Thomas Daenens, Lorenz, Belgium.

Macedonia

Bardhyl Jashari, Filip Stojanovski, Vesna Paunkovska, Nade Naumovska, Elena Stojanovska and Zoran Gligorov, Metamorphosis Foundation, Macedonia.

Malta

Ian Gauci, Gatt Tufigno Gauci Advocates, Malta; Andrew J. Zammit, Zammit & Associates, Malta; Jackie Scerri, Zammit & Associates, Malta.

The Netherlands

eLaw@Leiden, Center for Law in the Information Society, Leiden University, The Netherlands; Wolter Pieters, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands; David Riphagen, The Netherlands.

Kingdom of Norway

Christine Hafskjold, The Norwegian Board of Technology, Norway; Lee A. Bygrave, Tobias Mahler and Thomas Olsen, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, University of Oslo, Norway.

Poland

Andrzej Adamski and Arkadiusz Lach, Nicolas Copernicus University, Poland; Arwid Mednis

Wierzbowski & Wspolnicy, Poland; Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Panoptykon Foundation, Poland.

Republic of Portugal

João Luís Traça, Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, Portugal.

Romania

Ioana Avadani, Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent, Romania; Bogdan Manolea, Association for Technology and Internet - APTI, Romania.

Slovak Republic

Marian Lauko and Michal Marhefka, Weinhold Legal, Slovak Republic.

Republic of Slovenia

Matej Kovačič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Andrej Tomsic, Office of the Information Commissioner, Slovenia.

Kingdom of Spain

Antoni Farriols Sola, Comisión de Libertades e Informática, Spain; Ferran Adell, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain; Javier Sempere, Agencia de Protección de Datos de la Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.

Kingdom of Sweden

Ola Svenonius, Södertörn University, Sweden.

Switzerland

Christian Thommen, Grundrechte.ch, Switzerland; Christoph Mueller, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Heinrich Busch, Switzerland.

Republic of Turkey

Emre Berk, Bener Law Office, Turkey.

United Kingdom

Anna Mazzola, Hickman & Rose, United Kingdom; Daniel Cooper, Mark Young, Shamma Iqbal and Philip Christofides, Covington & Burling, United Kingdom; Ross Anderson, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Earlier contributors

Each country report is the result of years of research and editing.  Many contributors and reviewers helped us compile the Privacy and Human Rights study which was been published a number of times since 1999.  The individuals who helped with earlier versions of the country reports are as follows.

Republic of Austria

Axel Horns, FITUG e.V. (Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft); Albert Koellner, Andreas Krisch, Peter Kuhm, VIBE!AT (Verein für Internet-Benutzer Österreichs); Dieter Kronegger, Arge Daten; Georg Lechner, Österreichische Datenschutzkommission; Erich Moechel, Quintessenz; Astrid Paiser, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Bettina Stomper, Quintessenz.

Kingdom of Belgium

Jacques Berleur, Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix; Alexandre Dulaunoy, Association Electronique Libre; Jos Dumortier, Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Bénédicte Havelange, Anne-Christine Lacoste, An Machtens and Hugues Parasie, Commission de la protection de la vie privée/Commissie voor de Bescherming van de persoonlijke levenssfeer; Pierre-Emmanuel Laurant, Elsewhere Entertainment; Yves Poullet and Karen Rosier, Centre de Recherches Informatique et Droit.

Republic of Bulgaria

Fany Davidova, Marina Karakonova and Alexander Kashumov, Access to Information Programme; Veni Markovski and Dragoslava Pefeva, Internet Society Bulgaria; Nelly Ognyanova, Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development.

Republic of Cyprus

Michalis Kitromilides, Office of the Personal Data Protection Commissioner.

Czech Republic

Pavel Cerny, Environmental Law Service (EPS); Karel Neuwirt, Ivan Procházka and Hana Stepankova, Office for Personal Data Protection; Helena Svatosova, Iuridicum Remedium; Ondrej Veis, Charles University.

Kingdom of Denmark

Christoffer Badse, Danish Institute for Human Rights; Mads Bryde Andersen, University of Copenhagen; Kira Kolby Christensen and Charlotte Edholm Petersen, Datatilsynet; Bo Elkjaer; Tina Fugl, Danish Data Protection Agency; Rikke Frank Joergensen and Per Helge Sørensen, Digital Rights Denmark.

Republic of Estonia

Triinu Jaaksoo and Maarja Kirss, Data Protection Inspectorate; Kaidi Oone, Estonian State Chancellery, Department of State Information Systems; Toivo Übi, Andmekaitse Inspektsioon.

European Union

Kristina Irion, Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University.

Republic of Finland

Reijo Aarnio and Maija Kleemola, Office of Data Protection Ombudsman; Joel Jaakkola; Jorma Kuopus, Office of the Parliamentary Ombudsman; Ville Oksanen and Mikko Valimaki, Electronic Frontier Finland.

France Republic

Anne Carblanc, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; Maria Farrell, International Chamber of Commerce; Marie Georges, Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (CNIL); Jean-Marc Manach, Journalist; Meryem Marzouki, Imaginons un Réseau Internet Solidaire; Jérôme Thorel, Advisory Board, Privacy International.

Germany

Ralf Bendrath, Universität Bremen; Herbert Burkert, GMD; Ulrich Dammann, Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz; Alexander Dix, Commissioner for Data Protection and Access to Information (Brandenburg); Helmut Heil, Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz; Gerrit Hornung, Projektgruppe verfassungsverträgliche Technikgestaltung, University of Kassel; Kristina Irion, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Detlef Nogala, Max-Planck-Institut; Fereniki Panagopoulou, Humboldt University; Jan Schallaböck, Unabhaengiges Landeszentrum fuer Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (ULD), Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein (ICPP); Christian Schröder, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Christoph Sobotta, University of Frankfurt.

Greece

Panageas Christos, City College; Amalia Logiaki, Greek Data Protection Authority; Nikolaos K. Papadopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Serres; Vagelis Papakonstantinou, PK Partners.

Republic of Hungary

Zsolt György Balogh, University of Pécs; Bela Csiszer, Budapest University of Technology and Economics; Ádám Földes, Hungarian Civil Liberties Union; Gabor Freidler and Nóra Horváth, Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information; Zoltan Galantai, Budapest University of Technology and Economics; László Majtényi, Hungarian Information and Privacy Commissioner; Attila Péterfalvi, Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information; Máté Dániel Szabó, Eötvös Károly Policy Institute; Iván Székely, OSA Archivum and Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Republic of Ireland

Ronnie Downes, Irish Data Protection Agency; Aileen Harrington and Joe Meade, Office of the Data Protection Commissioner; TJ McIntyre, University College Dublin, Digital Rights Ireland; Mícheál O Dowd; Antoin O'Lachtnain, Digital Rights Ireland; Elizabeth Jane Walsh, University College Cork. 

Italian Republic

Marco Calamari, Progetto Winston Smith; Andrea Glorioso; Alessandro Monteleone; Andrea Monti, Studio Legale Monti.

Republic of Latvia

Linda Austere, Center for Public Policy "PROVIDUS"; Aiga Balode, Data State Inspection; Anita Kovalevska, Latvian National Human Rights Office; Signe Plumina, State Data Inspection.

Republic of Lithuania

Ona Jakstaite, Barbara Jurgeleviciene, Neringa Kaktavičiūtė and Vaida Linartaite, State Data Protection Inspectorate; Mindaugas Kiskis, Law University of Lithuania; Asta Radvilaite and Jolanta Samuolyte, Human Rights Monitoring Institute; Simonas Toliu, Law University of Lithuania; Laura Sukelyte, EU Phare Programme Twinning Project on Personal Data Protection.

Luxembourg

Bruno Nowak, Investlife.

Macedonia

Dance Danailovska, Open Society Institute; Bardhyl Jashari and Filip Stojanovski, Foundation Metamorphosis; Neda Korunovska, Foundation Open Society Institute; Marijana Marushic, Zoran Pandev, Vesna Paunkoska and Biljana Volceska, Directorate for Personal Data Protection.

Malta

Ian Deguara, Data Protection Commissioner's Office.

The Netherlands

S. Artz and Diana Alonso Blas and Anne-Marije Fontein, College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens; Jan Holvast, Holvast & Partners; Sjoera Nas, Bits of Freedom; Maurice Wessling, Bits of Freedom and European Digital Rights.

Kingdom of Norway

Lee Bygrave, Institutt for rettsinformatikk (Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law) and Faculty of Law, University of Oslo; Gunnel Helmers, Data Inspectorate of Norway.

Poland

Andrzej Adamski, Nicolas Copernicus University; Sybilla Graczyk, Association of Polish Consumers; Igor Kowalewski, Dorota Rowicka, Justyna Seweryoska and Alina Szymczak, The Bureau of the Inspector General for Personal Data Protection; Ewa Kulesza, Inspector General for Personal Data Protection;  Arwid Mednis, partner Wierzbowski Eversheds.

Republic of Portugal

Clara Guerra, National Data Protection Commission; João Miguel Neves.

Romania

Virgil Cristian Cristea, Institution of the Romanian People's Advocate; Valeriu Guguianu, Ministry of Public Information; Bogdan Manolea, Association for Technology and Internet (APTI); Ioan Muraru, Avocatul Poporului.

Slovak Republic

Zuzana Babicová and Daniel Valentovic, Office for Personal Data Protection; Andrej D. Bartosiewicz, Association for Support of Local Democracy; Pavol Husar, Commissioner for the Protection of Personal Data in Information Systems; Natalia Krajcovicova, Inspection Unit for the Protection of Personal Data; Vladimir Pirosik, Environmental Lobbying Facility; Peter Wilfling, Citizen and Democracy Association.

Republic of Slovenia

Joze Bogataj, Data Protection Inspectorate; Sonja Bien Karlovšek and Andrej Tomšič, Information Commissioner; Matej Kovacic and Vasja Vehovar, University of Ljubljana.

Kingdom of Spain

Rafael Fernández Calvo, Commission for Liberties and Informatics; David Casacuberta, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility-Spain (CPSR-Spain); Pedro Dubie, AEDIP; Emilio Aced Félez, Agencia de Protección de Datos; Miguel Angel Garcia, MAG (Estudios de Consumo); Eva Sanchez Guerrero, Open University of Catalonia; Beatriz Iglesias, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility-Perú(CPSR-Perú); Yasha Maccanico, Statewatch; Piñar-Mañas and Mercedes Ortuño, Agencia Española de Protección de Datos; Arturo Quirantes, University of Granada and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility-Spain.

Kingdom of Sweden

Alberto Escudero-Pascual, Royal Institute of Technology; Elisabeth Wallin, The Data Inspection Board.

Switzerland

Heiner Busch; Christoph Mueller, University of Zurich; Felix Rauch, Swiss Internet User Group; Dag Wiese Schartum, Eliane Schmid, Federal Data Protection Commissioner’s Office; Kosmas Tsiraktsopulos, Swiss Data Protection Commission.

Republic of Turkey

Nilgün Basalp and Nurcan Kaya, Istanbul Bilgi University.

United Kingdom

Yaman Akdeniz, (previously from) University of Leeds; David Banisar, Article 19; Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute; David Clancy, Information Commissioner's Office; Maurice Frankel, Campaign for Freedom of Information; Alex Hamilton, Liberty; Eduardo Ustarán, Berwin Leighton Paisner.




This project was funded with the support of the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Program of the European Commission.