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.

My recent publications include a book chapter on cyber governance in the financial services sector and an article on the surveillance of mobile money platforms. 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 am also the Managing Editor of the newly launched open-access journal, Technology and Regulation. 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.