Event Faciliator: Jennifer Baker
Tech policy and digital rights reporter
Jennifer has been a journalist in print, radio and television for more than 20 years, the last 10+ specialising in EU policy and legislation in the technology sector — from data protection and privacy to trade agreements; antitrust cases to copyright law; national security to public transparency.
After moving to Brussels, Jennifer Baker carved out a niche in freelance reporting and analysis, and is now one of the most respected commentators on everything inside the Brussels Bubble – from Brexit to security, fundamental rights to disinformation. Combining her insider knowledge with passion for live communication, Jennifer also relishes the opportunity to moderate conferences and events of any size.
Since 2009, Jennifer has reported on European affairs for a vast array of media, including BBC radio, Middle Eastern television, and some of the biggest names in the global media business – ArsTechnica, The Next Web, ComputerWeekly, Macworld, PCworld and CIO (as part of the renowned IDG News Service team), and The Register.
Opening remarks: Anna Fielder
EDRi Board President
Anna is President of European Digital Rights (EDRi). She has been a consumer and privacy advocate for many years, after having trained as a classics scholar and spending a stint as a travel reporter and editor, working for Which?, the UK consumer organisation. She is senior policy advisor to the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a forum of 70+ consumer and digital rights organisations, working together to influence US and EU policy. She is also a member of the Board of the UK Open Rights Group.
She was previously Chair of Privacy International (now designated as Chair Emeritus for her contribution to the organisation) and regional Director at Consumers International, the global consumer federation, where she put issues related to online rights and data protection on the consumer organisations’ priority agenda and set up the TACD back in 1998. Anna is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)