Date / Fecha Location / Lugar
25th February 2021 Online
16:30 – 17:30 Dublin GMT (17:30 – 18:30 Madrid CET) Platform: TBC


Dr Johnny Ryan FRHistS is a Senior Fellow at the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and a Senior Fellow at the Open Markets Institute. He is focused on surveillance, data rights, competition/anti-trust and privacy.

He is former Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer at Brave, the private web browser. Dr Ryan led Brave’s campaign for GDPR enforcement and liaised with government and industry colleagues globally. His regulatory interventions and expert commentary have appeared in media such as The New York TimesThe Economist, WiredLe Monde, and the front page of The Financial TimesProtocol published a profile about some of his work. He has testified at both the United States Senate and the European Commission.

Our discussion will cover the vast data breach at the heart of the online advertising system, that exposes the private things we see and do online, to thousands of companies who monetise our private data every day. This data breach enables a business model for disinformation and conspiracy, and undermines the business of journalism.

Join us for our second SIBN virtual event of 2021, which will be chaired by SIBN member Malachy Murphy. There will be an opportunity for Q&A for all attendees, managed by SIBN Secretary Brendan Rowan.

We warmly invite you to join us for our next event. Book your place now.