Dublin Privacy Virtual Symposium 2021

FREE June 23, 2021 15:00 - 17:00 IST


Designing for Trust: Enhancing Transparency & Preventing User Manipulation

Transparency is one of the fundamental principles of privacy and data protection legislation. The GDPR requires companies to provide notices to consumers in “concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language.” What are the design principles that ensure a user interface is clear and transparent? How can organizations designing for web, mobile, wearables, voice assistants, connected cars and every sort of IoT device live up to these principles? 

Join the Future of Privacy Forum as we bring together Irish and international experts in design, UX, law and policy, to discuss both best practices and negative examples of design for transparency and control. We will discuss innovative ideas that help support user comprehension, as well as seek to identify the “dark patterns” that are increasingly banned in legislative proposals. 

In Cooperation with Women in eDiscovery, Dublin Chapter

You can view a recording of the 1st Annual Dublin Privacy Symposium here.


Program Agenda




10:00 am –
11:00 am

Keynote Speakers – 15:00-16:00 IST (16:00-17:00 CET | 10:00-11:00am ET) 

  • Keynote Speaker: Graham Carroll, Head of Strategy, The Friday Agency
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lorrie Cranor, Cylab, Carnegie Mellon University

11:00 am –
12:00 pm

Legal Panel Discussion – 16:00-17:00 IST (17:00-18:00 CET |11:00am-12:00pm ET) 

  • Moderator: Dr. Rob van Eijk


  • Diarmaid Mac Aonghusa, Founder, Managing Director, Fusio.net
  • Dylan X. Corcoran, Assistant Commissioner, Data Protection Commission (DPC)
  • Stacey Gray, Senior Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Dr. Denis Kelleher, head of Privacy EMEA, LinkedIn
  • Daragh O Brien, Founder, Managing Director, Castlebridge
  • Dr. Hanna Schraffenberger, iHub, Radboud University


Dr. Denis Kelleher

Head of Privacy EMEA, LinkedIn

Graham Carroll

Founder & Head of Strategy, Friday Agency

Graham Carroll is Co-Founder & Business Director @FridayAgency. UX Trainer with UXTraining.com. Lecturer in Digital Marketing @SureSkills. Partner @3XEDigital.

Dylan Corcoran

Assistant Commissioner, Data Protection Commission (DPC)

Dylan Corcoran has been with the Irish Data Protection Commission since 2018, where he leads the Technology Advisory unit. He is responsible for assisting the DPC in performing its regulatory functions where matters relating to technology are concerned, the scope of which ranges from enforcement activity, to supervision, guidance and engagement with data controllers and processors.

Dr. Lorrie Cranor

Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies, CMU CyLab

Dr.Lorrie Faith Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies of CyLab and the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She also directs the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-directs the MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program. In 2016 she served as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission, working in the office of Chairwoman Ramirez. She is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc, a security awareness training company that was acquired by Proofpoint.

She has authored more than 200 research papers on online privacy, usable security, and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability (O’Reilly 2005) and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). She also chaired the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Specification Working Group at the W3C and authored the book Web Privacy with P3P (O’Reilly 2002). She has served on a number of boards and working groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation Board of Directors, the Computing Research Association Board of Directors, the Aspen Institute Cybersecurity Group, and on the editorial boards of several journals.

She was previously a researcher at AT&T-Labs Research and taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University. She holds a doctorate in Engineering and Policy from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2012-13 she spent her sabbatical as a fellow in the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University where she worked on fiber arts projects that combined her interests in privacy and security, quilting, computers, and technology. She practices yoga, plays soccer, walks to work, and runs after her three children.

Stacey Gray

Senior Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Stacey Gray, CIPP/US, is a Senior Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and leads FPF’s engagement on federal and state privacy legislation. This team supports policymaker education around emerging technologies and data-driven business models, and building consensus towards a comprehensive consumer privacy law in the United States.

Prior to leading FPF’s legislative engagement, she spent several years focusing on the privacy implications of data collection in online and mobile advertising, platform regulation, cross-device tracking, Smart Homes, and the Internet of Things. At FPF, she has authored FCC and FTC public filings, and published extensive work related to the intersection of emerging technologies and federal privacy regulation and enforcement. Stacey graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a B.S. in Biology and a specialization in biotechnology, and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, during which she worked in privacy-related civil rights litigation as a law clerk for Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, and as a member of the civil rights division of the Institute for Public Representation.

Diarmaid Mac Aonghusa

Founder, Managing Director, Fusio.net

A founder and Director of the company since its launch Diarmaid’s background is on the technical side of the business and has involved coding, database design and server administration. He is been the Managing Director since 2008 and is responsible for all aspects of the business. He has a vast amount of experience in working on large scale web projects and is always ready to discuss new business ideas with clients.

Daragh O'Brien

Founder, Managing Director, Castlebridge

Daragh is the Founder and Managing Director of Castlebridge, a leading Information Governance, Privacy, and Strategy consultancy based in Ireland. He has a degree in Business & Legal Studies from University College Dublin, and is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. Prior to founding Castlebridge, Daragh worked for over a decade for a leading Irish telecommunications company in roles as diverse as Call Centre operations, Single View of Customer Programme management, and Regulatory Compliance and Governance. He a regular presenter and trainer at conferences in the UK and worldwide. Apart from his consulting and education work, Daragh is also Data Privacy Officer for DAMA International, a faculty member at the Law Society of Ireland, and a contributing research partner to the Adapt Centre in Trinity College Dublin. In 2016, he was ranked by Onalytica as the 24th most influential person on Twitter in Information Security (including Data Governance and Data Privacy).

Dr. Hanna Schraffenberger

Creative Researcher, iHub, Radboud University

Dr. Hanna Schraffenberger is a creative researcher working in the intersection between human-centered technology and value-sensitive design. In particular, I apply user experience research in the domain of privacy, security and data ethics. Her goal is to create privacy-enhancing technologies that are both user-friendly and secure.

She currently works at Radboud University’s new interdisciplinary research hub on security, privacy, and data governance, which is called iHub.

Dr. Rob van Eijk

Managing Director for Europe, Future of Privacy Forum

Dr. Rob van Eijk serves as the Future of Privacy Forum’s Managing Director for Europe. In this role, Eijk will implement FPF’s agenda in Europe, overseeing its day-to-day operations, and manage relationships with stakeholders in industry, government, academia, and civil society. He expects to deploy this expertise in the European tech market, helping local start ups, entrepreneurs and technologists establish the knowledge and expertise needed to navigate tech and innovation policy.

Prior to serving in this position, Eijk worked at the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) for nearly 10 years and has since become an authority in the field of online privacy and data protection. He represented the Dutch DPA in international meetings and as a technical expert in court. He also represented the European Data Protection Authorities, assembled as the Article 29 Working Party, in the multi-stakeholder negotiations of the World Wide Web Consortium on Do Not Track.