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Robin Wilton

Robin Wilton

Technical Outreach for Identity and Privacy

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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.

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Letter from Ethiopia: Can We Use Technology to Help Privacy Evolve? Thumbnail
Privacy 22 November 2017

Letter from Ethiopia: Can We Use Technology to Help Privacy Evolve?

I’m writing from Addis Ababa, where the African Union’s Specialist Technical Committee on ICT is having its biannual conference....

ROCA: Encryption vulnerability and what to do about it Thumbnail
Security 1 November 2017

ROCA: Encryption vulnerability and what to do about it

Researchers recently discovered a dangerous vulnerability – called ROCA – in cryptographic smartcards, security tokens, and other secure hardware...

New Paper on Online Privacy in the Wake of Pervasive Surveillance Revelations Thumbnail
Trust 11 October 2017

New Paper on Online Privacy in the Wake of Pervasive Surveillance Revelations

In 2015, I was lucky enough to give an invited keynote at the 20th anniversary of the Ethicomp conference....

A New Hippocratic Oath: “First, do no harm… to me or my healthcare data" Thumbnail
Privacy 27 July 2017

A New Hippocratic Oath: “First, do no harm… to me or my healthcare data"

I was recently invited to contribute a paper on personal data in the healthcare context to a journal on...

Digital Identity: Evolving, or just cloning itself? Thumbnail
Access 3 April 2017

Digital Identity: Evolving, or just cloning itself?

I’m grateful to Christian de Larrinaga, from the Internet Society’s UK Chapter, for pointing me to a recent publication...

Is Your Reputation Safe on the Blockchain? Thumbnail
Identity 5 December 2016

Is Your Reputation Safe on the Blockchain?

Over on the Consult Hyperion blog, Dave Birch has written a characteristically lucid and engaging piece about hyperbole around...

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