Conference Speaker CHARLES RAAB

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Job title Professorial Fellow
Organisation University of Edinburgh

Charles Raab is Professorial Fellow and held the Chair of Government (1999 - 2007, 2012 – 2015) at the University of Edinburgh. He has held visiting positions in the Oxford Internet Institute (UK), the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (NL), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and the Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), and was a Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg  in Delmenhorst (D). With colleagues at the University of Stirling and the Open University, he is a Director of CRISP (Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy, and is a founder of the Scottish Privacy Forum. He is Co-Chair of the Independent Digital Ethics Panel for Policing established by the UK National Police Chiefs' Council. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). His main research interests are in public policy, governance and regulation, more specifically in information policy (privacy protection; public access to information; surveillance and security; identity and anonymity; information technology and systems in democratic politics, government and commerce; and human rights implications of information processes). He has published many books, articles and reports on these subjects.