Speaker Biographies

Julia Angwin founded The Markup to produce meaningful data-centered journalism about technology and the people affected by it. Before founding The Markup, she led investigative teams at ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance,” (Times Books, 2014) and “Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America” (Random House, March 2009). She has a B.A. in mathematics from The University of Chicago and an MBA from Columbia University. She is a winner and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. Contact: julia@themarkup.org or on Twitter @ JuliaAngwin

Maura R. Grossman, J.D., Ph.D., is a Research Professor and Director of Women in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She also is Principal at Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm in Buffalo, New York. Previously, Maura was Of Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. For 17 years, she advised the firm’s lawyers and clients on legal, technical, and strategic issues involving eDiscovery and information governance, both domestically and abroad. Maura’s scholarly work on TAR, most notably, Technology-Assisted Review in E-Discovery Can Be More Effective and More Efficient than Exhaustive Manual Review, published in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology in 2011, has been widely cited in the case law, both in the U.S. and elsewhere. Her longstanding contributions to eDiscovery technology and process were featured in the February 2016 issue of The American Lawyer and the September 2016 issue of the ABA Journal, where she was recognized as a “Legal Rebel.” Maura has served as a court-appointed special master, mediator, and eDiscovery expert to the court in many high-profile cases, and has also taught courses in eDiscovery at Columbia, Georgetown, Pace, and Rutgers-Newark law schools. In addition to her J.D. from Georgetown, Maura also holds M.A. and PhD degrees in psychology from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University.

Oliver Linow is a communications engineer and joined Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, in 1998. In his first years at DW, he planned monitoring scenarios for digital broadcasting and internet distribution. In 2009 he introduced StreamMon, an in-house development designed for monitoring DW’s live Internet streaming. In 2012, Oliver Linow took on the role as head of the quality assessment department. In the same year, he set up DW's internal working group against internet censorship.The group, which consists of representatives from program, sales, technology, marketing and media research, work on solutions to circumvent censorship. Since 2013 Oliver Linow has been part of the DG7 Internet Freedom Working Group, which brings together experts from various international broadcasters including the BBC, France Médias Monde and the US Agency for Global Media. One of the group's latest successful projects was introducing the Tor Onion Services for the BBC and DW.

Scott Millar, Deputy Chief, Policy and Communications at Communications Security Establishment (CSE), oversees directorates responsible for Strategic Policy and Planning, Domestic and International Partnerships; Strategic Communications, and Disclosure, Policy and Review. Specifically Scott leads CSE`s efforts in domestic and international policy and partnerships, ministerial and parliamentary affairs, strategic and business planning, external reporting, operational policy development, legal disclosure, access to information and privacy, internal and external communications, creative services and linguistic services. Previously, Scott held executive positions at both the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Privy Council Office. He also served as the Senior Advisor to the Vice President (Policy and Programs) at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and as Acting Director of International Relations at FINTRAC, Canada’s anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing agency. Scott began his public service career in 1997 as a policy analyst within the Anti-Organized Crime Division at the former Department of the Solicitor General (now Public Safety Canada).Scott holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts (High Honours) in Psychology from Carleton University, and has earned certificates from McGill University, the Canadian Foreign Service Institute and the Canadian Forces College. He has also published on issues surrounding ministerial accountability. In his spare time, Scott enjoys running, reading, and engaging in creative writing. He and his wife Kristin have a busy household with three very active boys and two pets.

Cat Coode is the founder of Binary Tattoo (www.BinaryTattoo.com). Binary, for the language of all things digital. Tattoo, for the permanence of what goes online. Her mission is to help you safeguard your data and protect your digital identity. Backed by two decades of experience in mobile development and software architecture, as well as a certification in data privacy law, Cat helps corporations and individuals better understand cybersecurity and data privacy. She specializes in guiding companies through end-to-end Global Privacy Regulation compliance and delivering privacy education seminars. Cat is an engineer, speaker, consultant, author, and, above all else, a parent. Her motivation to help others was born out of her concern for her kids and our ever-changing digital landscape.