On August 14th 2020, The Privacy Collective filed a class action lawsuit against Salesforce and Oracle in the UK and the Netherlands for the use of third party tracking technologies such as cookies, in breach of EU rules under the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) and the ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC). The cases (if successful) would […]
About Alexander Hanff
Alexander is one of the most recognised faces globally when it comes to digital privacy and data ethics and is ranked by Politico as one of the most influential people in the world on the development of privacy and data protection law.
As a global faculty member at the prestigious Singularity University at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley and sitting as a regional faculty member at Singularity Nordic in Copenhagen - Alexander delivers dozens of seminars per year to the leaders of industry about the importance of data ethics.
As a lobbyist, Alexander has been instrumental in changes to EU law surrounding Data Protection and Privacy and is an expert advisor to the European Commission and European Parliament. Alexander's work led to sweeping changes to the ePrivacy Directive in 2009, he was involved at every stage of the development of the General Data Protection Regulation and worked closely with the drafting team at the European Parliament on the upcoming ePrivacy Regulation.
He has a strong relationship with many institutions and regulators including the Federal Trade Commission, European Commission, European Data Protection Supervisor, European Parliament and other regulators across the globe and has given speeches from Beijing to Brazil.
Alexander also sits on a number of advisory boards for private companies and works as a senior consultant at Think Privacy. Clients love Alexander's frank but clear approach to privacy and data protection issues and with a background in computer science, psychology, sociology and law - there are few with such a broad view or experience.