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Ms Deborah Hurley

Member since: 02/08/2016 - 17:28
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Primary Domain/Field of Expertise (Other): 
privacy, data protection, cybersecurity
Other (professional title): 
Fellow, IQSS, Harvard University & Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Brown University
Organization name: 
Harvard University and Brown University
Organization type: 
United States

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Deborah Hurley is the Principal of the consulting firm she founded in 1996, which advises governments, international organizations, companies, civil society, and foundations on advanced science and technology policy. She is: Fellow of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University; Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Brown University; Senior ICT Expert, Infrastructure Advisory Panel, Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility, Sydney, Australia; and member, IEEE Standard for Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group. At the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in Paris, France, she organized annual meetings on privacy. She wrote the seminal report on information security for the OECD member nations and was responsible for drafting, negotiation and adoption of the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems. She launched activities on cryptography policy. Prior to joining the OECD, she practiced computer and intellectual property law in the United States. She directed the Harvard University Information Infrastructure Project. She served on boards and committees for the International Federation for Human Rights, U.S. State Department, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Sciences Research Council, and Electronic Privacy Information Center. She received the Namur Award of the International Federation for Information Processing in recognition of outstanding contributions, with international impact, to awareness of social implications of information technology.

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