Centre for Internet Law & Policy Alumni

C. Trevor Clarke

Trevor Clarke, Assistant Director General, Culture and Creative Industries Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

C. Trevor Clarke has completed a highly successful career in the private sector representing British multinational corporation Cable & Wireless in telecommunications engineering and management. He played a key role in the telecommunications liberalization negotiations with Governments both in Barbados and in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean states (OECS). In October 2003 Mr. Clarke was appointed Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, and Special Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) at the level of Ambassador. In November 2005 he was appointed a member of the Working Group on Internet Governance established by the Secretary General of the United Nations and one year later he was selected by the UN Secretary General as one of 40 persons to form a multi-stakeholder advisory group to steer the work of the Internet Governance Forum: a creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

Mathias Klang

Matthias Klangsenior lecturer in IT Law, University of Goteborg , Sweden

Mathias currently works as a researcher and senior lecturer at the University of Göteborg. His research revolves within the field of legal informatics with particular interest in copyright, democracy, human rights, free expression, censorship, open access and ethics. He has published several articles in these topics.

Among his recent work is a co-edited volume (with Andrew Murray) entitled “Human Rights in the Digital Age”. In addition to this he defended his PhD thesis “Disruptive Technology” in October 2006. Mathias has been a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a visiting researcher at the University of Trento and has worked as a legal expert dealing with questions of copyright and Open Access at the University of Lund Mathias is a coordinator of the Resistance Studies Network, he has been Project Lead for Creative Commons Sweden since 2004 and a member of the Free Software Foundation Europe team since 2006.

Cornelia Kutterer, Senior Director, EU Government Affairs, Privacy and Digital Policies at Microsoft

Cornelia leads Microsoft’s digital policy efforts for Europe, Middle East & Africa with a focus on telecommunication, Internet jurisdiction, media and consumer laws. Prior to that role, she represented Microsoft in privacy, security & cloud computing regulatory matters. 

In September 2013, she was appointed to the Permanent Stakeholder Group of ENISA, the European Network and Information Security Agency. She has long standing experience in Information Society & Internet policies at European level and speaks regularly at regional and international conferences. Previously, Cornelia was Head of Legal Department and Senior Legal Advisor at BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation, driving the policy agenda for consumers’ digital life with a focus on intellectual property, data protection and e-commerce. She has also gained experience in a top 10 law firm in the fields of competition law and regulatory affairs and in a German trade organisation focusing on the freedom of services. 

She started her professional career in the European Parliament as a political advisor to an MEP in 1997. Cornelia is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and telecommunication laws. She studied law at the Universities of Passau, Porto (Portugal), Hamburg and Strathclyde (UK).

Richard Wu

Dr Richard WuAssociate Professor in Telecommunications Law, University of Hong Kong

Dr Richard Wai-sang Wu, Associate Professor, LLB (HKU) PCLL (HKU), BSc (EconomicsDr Richard Wai-sang Wu, Associate Professor, LLB (HKU) PCLL (HKU), BSc (Economics), LLM (London), MBA (Warwick), LLB, LLM (Peking), LLM (IT and Telecommunications Law) (Strathclyde) and PhD (London). Dr Wu has undertaken studies in both common law and PRC law. Apart from law, he also received academic training in other disciplines like economics, business administration, sociology and social policy. In 2006, he completed his doctoral dissertation at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with the title of ‘Commercializing Chinese State Owned Banks: Legal Dimensions of Banking Reform in the People’s Republic of China: with particular reference to the period 1990-2001’. He is a Visiting Scholar of Peking University Law School and Editorial Advisory Board member of the international journal of Legal Ethics.), LLM (London), MBA (Warwick), LLB, LLM (Peking), LLM (IT and Telecommunications Law) (Strathclyde) and PhD (London). Dr Wu has undertaken studies in both common law and PRC law. Apart from law, he also received academic training in other disciplines like economics, business administration, sociology and social policy. In 2006, he completed his doctoral dissertation at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with the title of ‘Commercializing Chinese State Owned Banks: Legal Dimensions of Banking Reform in the People’s Republic of China: with particular reference to the period 1990-2001’. He is a Visiting Scholar of Peking University Law School and Editorial Advisory Board member of the international journal of Legal Ethics.

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