E-CRIME operated a security committee, comprising representatives from within the consortium with sufficient knowledge of security issues, who assessed the security sensitivity of the substantive deliverable of the project  before any publication.

The committee consisted of six security experts within the consortium. The experts were:

  • Caroline Dorny and Richard Roberts from Interpol
  • Solange Ghernaouti and Alain Sévilla from University of Lausanne
  • Tim Watson from University of Warwick
  • Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici from University of Groningen.

Caroline Goemans-Dorny is Senior Counsel at the Office of Legal Affairs of INTERPOL and specialized in privacy and data protection issues. She is work package leader in the SMART project and deputy coordinating person in the RESPECT project (FP7). Prior to joining INTERPOL, she participated in the RA-PID and APES EU projects as a scientific researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Law and IT (ICRI), University of Leuven. Her main field of published research is data retention, data privacy and standardization, identity management and anonymity. Before joining the ICRI, she served as Secretary General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), acting as liaison with the EU institutions. She is an honorary member of the Bar of Antwerp where she practiced for ten years.

Richard Roberts is Head of the Policy, Planning, Risk and Quality Department at Interpol. He is an expert on cyber-crime, cyber-security and organised crime.

Professor Solange Ghernaouti, Doctor in Computer Sciences, director of the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group of the University of Lausanne is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity, cyberdefence, ICT Risk management and cybercrime related issues. She has contributed to several initiatives organised by international organisations, public and private institutions, research centres, and law enforcement agencies, among other instances of professional recognition all around the globe. Her main focus for several years as a pioneer in the field has been on developing an interdisciplinary and integrative cybersecurity approach for citizens, organisations and states.

She is an active independent security advisor and an influential analyst, a regular media commentator. She has authored more than 200 publications and more than twenty five books on ICT and security issues, including: “Cyberpower: Crime, Conflict and Security in Cyberspace” (EPFL Press 2013); “Cybersecurity guide for developing countries” (ITU 2006); “Information Security Evaluation – a Holistic Approach” with Dr. I. Tashi (EPFL Press 2011); and with Judge Stein Scolberg “A Global Treaty on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime – A contribution for peace, justice and security in cyberspace” (cybercrimedata, 2009).

She is Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and member of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. She has been recognised by the Swiss press as one of the outstanding women in professional and academic circles. Ranked among the twenty women who represent Switzerland (Bilan, 2012), she is one of the hundred most powerful women in Switzerland (Women in Business, 2012) and included among the three hundred most influential personalities in Switzerland (Bilan, June 2011)..

Alain Sévilla is an associated researcher at the Swiss Cybersecurity Advisory and Research Group (SCARG), based at the University of Lausanne. He is also a member of the research group ”GRASCO” ( research group on the organized crime Faculty of Law STRASBOURG), director of research at the European analysis Center of the cyber criminality “CERAC” – University of Strasbourg, and member of the scientific research group DELFICO “financial and organized crime” in the CEFTI (financial and technical center in studies of engineering) of the University of Aix in Provence. He is a security expert with a long standing service within the French gendarmerie where he had several roles and responsibilities (At the present he is the Deputy Director of the gendarmerie in the country “Franche-Comté”).

Prof. Tim Watson is the Director of the Cyber Security Centre within WMG at the University of Warwick. With more than twenty years’ experience in the computing industry and in academia, he has been involved with a wide range of computer systems on several high-profile projects and has acted as a consultant for some of the largest telecoms, power and oil companies. He has designed, produced and delivered innovative courses on cyber security for a variety of public and private-sector organisations. Tim’s current research includes EU funded projects on combating cyber crime and research into the protection of infrastructure against cyber attack. He is the Vice President (Academia) of the Trustworthy Software Initiative, a UK government sponsored project to make software better, and a key deliverable of the UK National Cyber Security Programme. Tim is also a regular media commentator on digital forensics and cyber security.

Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici is a Rosalind Franklin Fellow and holds the Chair in European Technology Law and Human Rights at the Department of European and Economic Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. She is currently co-leader of the Security, Technology and e-Privacy Research Group (SteP) at the same university. STeP brings together a multidisciplinary group of researchers covering many areas of information policy & technology law including privacy, data protection, security sciences, surveillance, cybercrime, self-regulation and health informatics. For over 15 years, she has researched and written on internet regulation and different aspects of data protection law and privacy especially issues relating to medical information and police data. In addition to her involvement in E-CRIME, she is involved in two on-going EU FP7 – Security projects: SMART – Scalable Measure for Automated Recognition Technologies and RESPECT – Rules, Expectations & Security through privacy-enhanced convenient technologies. Jeanne is also a member of the External Ethics Advisory Group of the EXPERIMEDIA project.

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