Anna is President of EDRi. She has been a consumer and privacy advocate for over a quarter-century, after having trained as a classics scholar and spending a stint as a travel writer and editor. She is currently senior policy adviser and Chair Emerita of Privacy International and senior policy advisor to the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), covering all aspects of consumer policy from regulations to digital rights; she also works as an independent policy researcher/advisor for other public interest organisations and has authored/co-authored numerous studies, policy briefings etc. She was previously 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 Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).
How to address the tension between the privacy rights of EU citizens and the US national security policy? Is an overhaul of US domestic privacy laws a likely possibility?
How can the USA and the EU work together to become standard-setters in the area of tech policy? Which are the key areas of common interest, and where are they likely to diverge? With data transfers being at the heart of the transatlantic economy, what should be the core provisions of a future transatlantic digital trade deal? (substitute for the cancelled Privacy Shield)