Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group Members (2018)

Published on
August 30, 2018

A multistakeholder Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group has been established to implement the Data & Jurisdiction Work Plan of the Ottawa Roadmap that was adopted by stakeholders at the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network on February 24-26, 2018, in Ottawa, Canada. The Conference gathered over 200 senior level stakeholders from more than 40 countries, was organized in partnership with the Government of Canada, and institutionally supported by the OECD, the European Commission, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and ICANN.


The Contact Group is tasked to develop proposals for policy standards and operational solutions based on the Work Plan adopted in Ottawa for the Data & Jurisdiction Program of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. They are comprised of key actors from all five continents from governments, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, leading universities and international organizations. With the full support of the I&J Secretariat, their work will make a significant contribution to enhancing legal interoperability and reducing jurisdictional tensions in cyberspace.


Robert Young
Legal Counsel
Canada, Department of Global Affairs


Sunil Abraham 
Executive Director
Center for Internet and Society (CIS)


Waiswa Abudu Sallam 
Head Legal Affairs 
Uganda, Communications Commission


Karen Audcent 
Senior Counsel and Team Leader 
Canada, Ministry of Justice


Kerry-Ann Barrett 
Cyber Security Policy Specialist 
Organization of American States (OAS)


Cathrin Bauer-Bulst 
Deputy Head of Unit, Fight Against Cybercrime 
European Commission, DG HOME


Eduardo Bertoni 
Argentina, National Access to Public Information Agency


Joseph Cannataci 
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy 
United Nations


Jennifer Daskal 
Associate Professor 
American University Washington College of Law


Fernanda Domingos 
Federal Prosecutor 
Brazil, Federal Prosecution Service


Brendan Eiffe 
Head, Irish Central Authority for Mutual Legal Assistance 
Ireland, Department of Justice and Equality


Thomas Fitschen 
Director, Cyber Foreign Policy and Cyber Security 
Germany, Federal Foreign Office


Sharon Bradford Franklin 
Director, Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy 
New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute


Eric Freyssinet 
Chief Digital Strategy Officer 
France, Gendarmerie Nationale


Hartmut Glaser 
Executive Secretary 
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (


Nicole Gregory 
Head, Data and Online Harms Policy 
United Kingdom, Foreign and Commonwealth Office


Jane Horvath
Senior Director, Global Privacy

Gail Kent 
Global Public Lead on Law Enforcement and Surveillance


May-Ann Lim 
Executive Director 
Asia Cloud Computing Organization


Drew Mitnick 
Policy Counsel 
Access Now

Vivek Narayanadas 
Data Protection Officer and Associate General Counsel


Greg Nojeim 
Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project 
Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)


Barrack Otieno 
General Manager
African Top-Level Domains Organization (AfTLD)


Marc Porret 
Senior Legal Officer 
United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED)


Katitza Rodriguez 
International Rights Director 
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)


Alberto Rodriguez Alvarez 
Advisor to the National Digital Strategy 
Mexico, Office of the President


Alexander Seger 
Executive Secretary, Cybercrime and Convention Committee and Head of Cybercrime Division 
Council of Europe


Acadia Senese 
Senior Counsel 


Bernard Shen 
Assistant General Counsel 


Christoph Steck 
Director, Public Policy and Internet 


Dan Suter 


Dan Svantesson 
Centre for Commercial Law, Bond University


Peter Swire 
Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business


Chris Wilson 
Senior Manager, Public Policy (Internet Governance) 
Amazon Web Services


Herbert Gustav Yankson 
Director of Cybercrime, Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
Ghana, Police Service


Moctar Yedaly
Head, Information Society Division
African Union Commission