Short CV/Education and training


  • 1995 – 1999
    Special Adviser; ICT policy making and analysis; Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Copenhagen

  • 1999 – 2000
    Senior Adviser; ICT strategy and organizational development; Ministry of Economics and Business Affairs, Copenhagen

  • Since 2001
    Senior Researcher, PhD; Research and analysis in the area of human rights and ICT;Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen


  • 1995
    Master in Information Science, minor in Public Administration Aarhus University, Denmark

  • 2001
    European Master in Human Rights and Democratization, Padua University, Italy

  • 2011
    PhD, The Danish Institute for Human Rights / Roskilde University

Selected publications

  • Framining the Net – The Internet and Human Rights (Edward Elgar 2013)

  • Human Rights in the Global Information Society (ed.) (MIT Press 2006)

  • Overvågning eller Omsorg – Privatlivets Grænser (ed.) (Forlaget Thomsen 2005)

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The Commercialized Public Sphere. Research project that explores how technology companies frame human rights and how this translates into design/architecture, user contracts, and governance

  • FRAME (EU FP7) – Case study on technological factors. Case study on the human rights impact of the EU's internal and external policies related to ICT

  • Human rights of internet users. Implementing Council of Europe's Guide for internet users in a Danish context (pilot project by DIHR and DFI)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Appointed censor at Copenhagen University

  • Advisory Board member of Privacy International, since 2004

  • Member of the Council for Digital Security, since 2012

  • Advisory Board Member of Ranking Digital Rights, since 2013

  • International Expert at the Council of Europe working group on Rights of Internet Users, 2012 – 2013

  • Chairman / board member of Digital Rights, 2000-2010

Media coverage

  • Coverage in Danish Newspaper, Radio and Television, in particular related to privacy, data protecion and surveillance.

Additional qualifications

  • Experience with ICT policy development and its intersections with human rights issues since the late nineties, at both national and international level. This includes working experience from the Danish government and from civil society, as co-founder of Digital Rights (DK) and European Digital Rights. It also includes participation to the UN World Summit on the Information Society (2003 – 2005) as human rights expert in the Danish delegation and co-coordinator of civil society's Human Rights Caucus. More recently, it includes participation to the Internet Governance Forum at global and national level.


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