ThingsCon Salon Berlin (4 April 2018) Presentations

We just had a ThingsCon Salon Berlin with two fantastic speakers: Cathleen Berger and Chris Adams. Both explored various aspects of GDPR and what it might mean for responsible IoT.

Cathleen Berger: Privacy & IoT

Cathleen Berger is currently leading Mozilla's engagement with Global Internet Fora. In this position, she is tasked with identifying emerging trends around privacy and security, digital inclusion and literacy, openness and decentralisation in order to remain aware and ahead of global tech policy developments. Moreover, she is participating as an expert in the Transatlantic Cyber Forum, looking in particular into encryption and government hacking. Prior to this, she worked within the International Cyber Policy Coordination Staff at the German Foreign Office where she was in charge of divising strategies for Internet Governance, promoting human rights and freedom online, as well as drafting policy concepts for capacity building and digital development.

Learn more: bio, twitter

Chris Adams: OMGDPR

Chris Adams is an environmentally focussed tech generalist, spending the last ten years working in tech startups, blue chip companies and government, as a user researcher, product manager, developer, sysadmin and UX-er. He runs Product Science, a small product development consultancy, and lives in Berlin. In 2017 he created the Planet Friendly Web Guide, to help people who build the web build greener digital products and services. Chris is the instigator of OMGDPR, a community-run, open space event in Berlin for practitioners who build digital products or services, to learn from each other about GDPR will affect their organisation, and by extension, how they work.

Learn more: website, twitter.

Our thanks to the speakers & to Mozilla Berlin for hosting us in their lovely office.

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