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Biography: 

Robin Wilton brings 28 years of industry experience to the role of Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, in the Internet Society's Trust and Identity Initiatives group. Since 2001 he has specialised in digital identity, privacy and public policy, building a reputation as a thought leader, communicator and translator between different stakeholder groups.

Before joining the Internet Society Robin spent two years as a research analyst in Gartner's Identity and Privacy Strategies team, where – in addition to his privacy work - he specialised in public key infrastructure, electronic signature, single sign-on and federated identity.

Robin's experience includes: 12 years with IBM in systems engineering, technical support and consulting roles, at the UK and EMEA level; 3 years as Principal Consultant at JCP Trustbase Ltd., a start-up specialising in Java cryptography and PKI-enabling middleware; 8 years with Sun Microsystems in technical pre-sales and the CTO team; 18 months establishing Future Identity Ltd. as an independent consultancy on privacy and digital identity. During his time at Future Identity he was also Director of Privacy and Public Policy for the Kantara Initiative.

Robin has an MA in Philosophy and Modern Languages, and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society with Chartered IT Professional status.

Latest Posts

  • Over on the Consult Hyperion blog, Dave Birch has written a characteristically lucid and engaging piece about hyperbole around the idea of the mutable blockchain. One of the use cases Dave cites (not his, I hasten to add) is the use of mutable...
    Date published 05 December 2016
  • The UK’s Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has been in post just under four months, but already the differences between her approach and those of her two most recent predecessors (Richard Thomas and Christopher Graham) are starting to...
    Date published 30 November 2016
  • The big privacy and policy story of the day in the UK is the publication of the Intelligence and Security Committee’s report on the draft Investigatory Powers Bill - which is currently being pushed  through an abbreviated parliamentary process...
    Date published 09 February 2016
  • At last week's Computing, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference in Brussels, I had an exceptional set of panellists to moderate on the topic of ethical data-handling: Michelle Dennedy (Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco) Gemma Galdon Clavell (...
    Date published 04 February 2016
  • Data Privacy Day 2016 is almost upon us (Thursday 28th Jan), and I'll be hosting a panel on ethical data-handling at CPDP2016 to mark the occasion. But more about that later.Meanwhile, over on the Internet Policy mailing list[1] a discussion is...
    Date published 27 January 2016

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