The XXXI Nordic Conference on Law & IT / Speakers

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Lee A. Bygrave
Professor, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, Oslo University
Lee A. Bygrave is Director of the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law attached to the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo. For the past three decades, Lee has undertaken research and policy development concerning ICT regulation. He has functioned as expert advisor on ICT regulatory policy for numerous organisations, including the European Commission, Nordic Council of Ministers, Computer Science and Technology Board of the US National Academies, and Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Lee has published particularly extensively within the field of data protection law where his two principal books on the subject – Data Protection Law: Approaching Its Rationale, Logic and Limits (Kluwer Law International, 2002) and Data Privacy Law: An International Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2014) – are widely acknowledged as standard international texts. Much of his recent work focuses on legal aspects of internet governance. His latest book – Internet Governance by Contract (Oxford University Press, 2015) – critically examines the contractual frameworks for the development and use of internet infrastructure. Lee also heads a major research project titled ‘Security in Internet Governance and Networks: Analysing the Law’ (SIGNAL), funded by the Norwegian Research Council and UNINETT Norid A.S. (2016–2020).

Liane Colonna
Associate Professor, Department of Law, Stockholm University 
Liane Colonna is an assistant professor at the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI). She obtained her Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree in law and information technology in May 2016. The title of her dissertation is “Legal Implications of Data Mining.” She is also a member of the New York Bar and holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in European law from Stockholm University.

Ingela Darhammar Hellström
Information Security Specialist and Legal Advisor, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Ingela has a background from the telecom sector and public authorities and have for more than 15 years been working with strategical and legal issues related to information security in different roles such as legal advisor, internal auditor, fraud/crime controller and information security officer. Ingela has an Master’s Degree in Legal Science.

Maeve Dion
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Law, Stockholm University
Maeve’s background is in the legal, economic, policy, and educational issues relating to critical infrastructure protection — particularly the national and international security concerns regarding information infrastructure. Maeve joined IRI from a law faculty in the D.C. area; she has been an appointed expert to the Council of Europe, and has similarly supported the OECD, EU, NATO, the U.S. NSTAC and DHS, among others.

Mårten Edenroth
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Law, Stockholm University
Mårten Ogilwie Edenroth has for many years been active in the Nordic market as a leading expert in matters relating to audit and verification of information. He has worked i.a. as strategic advisor to banks and insurance companies and has taken part in steering groups for relevant projects in the market. After finalizing his LL.M. degree he has alternately worked in various law firms and in the IT industry.

Chong Ee
Director, Financial Business Systems, Okta
Chong Ee is the 2010 recipient of the Michael Cangemi Best Article/Book Award from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He has a proven track record in the field of IT audit and compliance. Chong is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and is certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. He is a seasoned writer for IT publications and the author of Compliance By Design: IT Controls That Work. He is also an experienced presenter at IT Conferences.

Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder
Chief Information Security Officer, IIS, The Internet Foundation In Sweden
Anne-Marie is ranked as one of Sweden’s leading experts on IT security. In 2013 Anne-Marie was the first swede to become inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame where she ends up in the company of, among others, internet pioneers like Vint Cerf and Steve Crocker. She is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Section XII, Information Technology. She is also a board member of the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI) and a member of the information security council of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). Anne-Marie is one of the few people in the world who has been assigned as Trusted Community Representative in the role as a Crypto Officer where she participates in the DNSSEC key generation for the internet root zone, having been appointed by the international organization ICANN (the internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). She is also a member of The Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP), a technical team under the GNSO (Generic Name Supporting Organization). RSTEP’s primary responsibility is to, if necessary, participate in the evaluation of applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Anne-Marie is also a frequently asked expert in public inquiries on matters relating to internet and security, and answers frequently on governmental referrals within the same area. Previous employers include the State Treasury and the Swedish ICT Commission. Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Stockholm.

Heather Harrison Dinniss
Senior Lecturer, Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership, Swedish Defence University
Dr Heather A. Harrison Dinniss is a Senior Lecturer at the International Law Centre of the Swedish Defence University. She is the author of Cyber War and Laws of War (Cambridge University Press, 2012) which analyses the status and use of cyber operations in international law and the law of armed conflict. Heather’s research focuses on the impact of modern warfare on international humanitarian law; in particular, on emerging military technologies such as cyber warfare, advanced and autonomous weapons systems and the legal aspects of enhancement techniques on members of the armed forces. Heather has served as a member of an advisory group to the Swedish Government on autonomous weapons systems. She is also a member of the International Law Association’s Study Group on Cyber Terrorism and International Law (2014-2016).

Joris van Hobroken
Senior Researcher, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam
Dr. Joris van Hoboken’s research addresses law and policy in the field of digital media, electronic communications and the internet, with a focus on the fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of expression and transatlantic relations. Current research projects include an investigation of privacy in smartphone ecosystems, as well as work on the right to be forgotten, encryption policy, and digital rights policy standard setting in Europe. Joris is on the Board of Directors of the Dutch digital rights organization Bits of Freedom. He is an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet & Society at Stanford Law School and the interdisciplinary Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society at Vrije Universiteit Brussels.

Gustaf Johnssén
General Counsel, Statens servicecenter
Gustaf Johnssén is the General Counsel at Statens servicecenter (the Swedish National Government Service Centre). He has previously served in the Ministry of Finance, Department for Public Administration, in central government agencies and in various capacities on a number of government committees. His main area of professional interest is whatever happens to land on his desk.

Mark Klamberg
Associate Professor, Department of Law, Stockholm University
Mark is an Associate Professor in International Law at Stockholm University and an associate at the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI). He is the author of two monographs: Evidence in International Criminal Trials: Confronting Legal Gaps and the Reconstruction of Disputed Events (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2013) and Power and Law in International Society: International Relations as the Sociology of International Law (Routledge, 2015). He has published several texts on law enforcement, intelligence, surveillance and personal data protection.

Orla Lynskey
Assistant Professor, London School of Economics
Orla has been an Assistant Professor in the Law Department since September 2012. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of data protection, technology regulation, digital rights and EU law. Her PhD research focused on the dual dignitary and economic nature of personal data and the normative limits of individual control over personal data. This research has been developed into a monograph, The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law, published by OUP in 2015. She is currently working on inter-related projects on the fundamental rights implications of platform power in digital markets and the EU’s right to data portability. Orla is an editor of International Data Privacy Law (OUP) and the European Law Blog, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Data Protection Law Review.

Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg
Professor, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University
Professor Cecilia Magnusson Sjöberg became Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) in 1992, with a thesis addressing legal automation with focus on computerisation in public administration. In addition to substantive components of IT law, she has had much practices of legal system design and management, giving rise to information security issues and the need for electronic signatures etc. Besides research she has long teaching experiences from both Sweden and abroad. She is currently engaged by the Swedish government to chair an inquiry into personal data processing for research purposes within the GDPR framework. Cecilia is head of Law and Informatics at the department of law, Stockholm University.

Anna Nordén
General Counsel, Trustweaver
Anna is the General Counsel of TrustWeaver, a Cloud-based trust and compliance vendor. She has an international background in the field of e-commerce and information security from i.a. the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and serves as a Swedish expert in the UN/CEFACT for International Trade Procedures and as a representative for Sweden in the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing.

Katrin Nyman-Metcalf
Professor, Tallinn Law School, Tallinn University of Technology
Professor Katrin Nyman-Metcalf is Professor of Law and Technology, Tallinn University of Technology and Head of Research of the Estonian e-Governance Academy. In addition she is active as an international consultant primarily in the area of ICT law. Projects include legal analysis of media and communications legislation for e.g. the OSCE and the European Commission; work on setting up regulatory systems and professional training especially for post-conflict societies; and support to e-governance. Professor Nyman-Metcalf´s PhD (1999) in Public International Law (the law of outer space) is from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Her research interests include how law and technology meet with special emphasis on IT and communications as well as outer space; international – global and regional – decision-making and the changing structure of governance; implementation of human rights and the rule of law.

Andrei Sabelfeld
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
Andrei Sabelfeld’s research ranges from the theory to practice of information security and privacy, with web security and location privacy as the areas of particular interest. He has been active in world-leading research environments in Europe and the US. Today, he leads a team of researchers at Chalmers, engaged in a number of EU and national projects and collaborations with industry including Google, Microsoft, and SAP.

Peter Wahlgren
Professor, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University
Peter Wahlgren is the chairman and director of The Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute, chairman of the Trust for Legal Information and editor of Scandinavian Studies in Law. He was awarded the degree LL.D. in 1992, (Automation of Legal Reasoning: A Study on Artificial Intelligence and Law, Kluwer). Research interests cover legal methods, proactive law, legal risk analysis, security and legislative techniques.

Dag Wiese Schartum
Professor, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, Oslo University
Dag Wiese Schartum’s research interests comprise data protection, automated decision-making in government sector, access to government-held information and regulatory management. Schartum has written and edited a number of books, and has been member of several governmental expert committees for the preparation of legislation, in particular within the field of privacy and data protection.

Pål Wrange
Professor, Faculty of Law, Stockholms University
Pål Wrange is a professor of Public International Law at Stockholm University and the Director of the Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice. Professor Wrange first came into contact with international law aspects of cyber security in 2000 in his former capacity as principal legal advisor at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and has since then intermittently taken part in the discussions on international law and cyber operations.