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Board of Experts

The Europrivacy certification scheme is overseen and regularly updated by an international board of experts encompassing data protection law, cybersecurity and certification. The members have been chosen for their expertise and serve on the Board in their personal capacity.


  • Luca Bolognini, President of the Italian Institute for Privacy
  • Dr Sébastien Ziegler, President of the International Internet of Things Forum, International Telecommunication Union Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies


  • Pasquale Annicchino, European University
  • Heather Anson, Digital Law UK
  • Paolo Balboni, European Centre for Privacy and Cybersecurity, University of Maastricht
  • Nicolas Capt, Capt & Wyss
  • Andrew Charlesworth, University of Bristol
  • Daniel Cooper, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Thomas Facklam, German Accreditation Body, Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS)
  • Sebastien Fanti, Data Protection Commissioner of Valais, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Lexing
  • Afonso Ferreira, CNRS, IRIT
  • Gáspár Frivaldszky, Human Dignity Centre, Anonym Data, ABT Data Shield Ltd
  • Brian Honan, BH Consulting
  • Laurent Horvath, DPO City of Carouge
  • Romeo Kadir , European Association of Data Protection Professionals, Utrecht University
  • Antonio Kung, Trialog, ISO/IEC standards editor
  • Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, IPv6 Forum President
  • Elise Latify, Privacy 7 and former CNIL
  • Michel Meyer, Data Integrity, and President of the Circle of DPOs, Conformity, and Governance
  • Jean-Henri Morin, University of Geneva
  • Renato Opice Blum, Opice Blum
  • Ana Maria Pacheco, Archimede Solutions
  • Maurizio París, ECIJA
  • Adrian Quesada Rodriguez, Mandat International
  • Fredrik Roos, Setterwalls
  • Stefan Schiffner, University of Luxembourg, ECCP, and former ENISA
  • Bernd Schmidt, Plan It Legal
  • Lucio Scudiero, Lex Digital
  • Geert Somers, Time Lex
  • Jean-Philippe Walter, Council of Europe
  • Arianna Sekeri, Greek lawyer in data protection
  • Peter Wright, Digital Law UK

The Board composition will be progressively extended to cover the various geographic regions and areas of expertise. The mission of the Board is to revise and update the certification scheme by following a continuous improvement approach. It alternates face-to-face meetings with online meetings and follows the consensus principles used in standard development organizations such as ISO and the ITU.