Arthur van der Wees, LLM studied and obtained his doctorate degree in computer, privacy, intellectual property rights and business law and human rights at Leiden University. He is founder and managing director of Arthur’s Legal, an international law firm with a global reach.
Next to being co-founder and director to the Institute for Future of Living, Arthur is founding member of the Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI), where he is leader of both the Security in IoT, Privacy in IoT and Trust in IoT taskforces. and co-founder of the Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age.
Arthur is attorney at law, standardization expert, entrepreneur, strategist and frequent speaker worldwide and has in-depth experience and is well-connected in the world of digital, data, human-centric emerging technology, accountability, resilience & global business.
He is (co-)author of many publications about innovation, digital transformation, data, IoT, computing, security and privacy, including the IERC Handbooks 2016 (Strategic & Legal Challenges) and 2017 (Security & Privacy) and European Commission’s Cloud SLA Standardisation. He has contributed to several EU regulations in the Digital Age. Arthur is part of ETSI’s Special Taskforce 547 on Security and Privacy in IoT. Amongst others, he is co-founder of the CyberChess Institute, Through CREATE-IoT, he is activity group leader on human-centric technology, trust, security, safety, privacy, legal and accountability topics in five EU large scale pilots on smart healthcare, smart cities, wearables, smart farming, food safety and autonomous vehicles. Furthermore he is advisory board member of several European projects in IoT, Security, Privacy, Ethics & Accountability.