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 Governance on the Global Data Justice project.

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

I am currently co-editing a book on data justice and COVID-19 (to be published by Meatspace Press in August 2020). My recent publications include a note on the use of regulatory sandboxes to stimulate responsible humanitarian innovation, a book chapter on cyber governance in the financial services sector, and an article on the surveillance of mobile money platforms.

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 am also the Managing Editor of the open-access journal, Technology and Regulation, which launched in 2019. 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.