Aaron K. Martin, PhD

I am a technology policy expert specializing in cybersecurity, privacy and digital identity. In 2018 I joined the Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Data Ethics.

My research interests include cyber policy, critical infrastructure protection, surveillance, biometrics, technology regulation, cybersecurity in the financial services sector, and data and development. I am particularly interested in exploring these topics across the Global South.

My recent publications include a chapter on cyber governance in the financial services sector. In 2016 I co-organized a special forum on surveillance in Africa for the African Studies Review.

Prior to joining Tilburg Law School, I was a Vice President of Cyber Policy at JPMorgan Chase in New York from 2015-2018. I have also worked in tech policy roles at the OECD, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Vodafone Group, and elsewhere.

I am consultant on connectivity topics to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and an Oxford Martin Associate at the University of Oxford’s Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre. I have a PhD in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I studied biometrics from 2006-2011.