World e-ID & CyberSecurity - Digital Identity and Data Protection for Citizens and Businesses | Sept. 25-27, 2017 – Marseille, France

Yiannis Theodorou

Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Mobile for Development, GSMA

Yiannis Theodorou

Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Mobile for Development, GSMA

Biography

Yiannis is leading the development of policy and advocacy initiatives, aiming to shape the emerging regulatory landscape so as to enable new digital identity solutions, while helping mobile operators position themselves as trusted providers of such solutions. Since joining the GSMA in 2011 as a Manager and then Senior Manager of Regulatory Policy, Yiannis has been focusing on Privacy and Data Protection issues – conducting consumer research, developing policy positions and promoting ‘Privacy-by-Design’ best practices for mobile, mHealth, mAutomotive and ‘Connected Living’ services. He has also led the GSMA’s public policy work on Big Data and on the ‘Mandatory Registration of Pre-paid SIM Cards’, authoring a number of reports and policy recommendations. Yiannis delivered several regulatory training courses and represented the GSMA at various public fora globally, engaging with multiple stakeholders. Prior to the GSMA, Yiannis worked as a Strategy Associate at Ofcom, where he gained five years of experience in strategy and regulatory policy in the Internet, TV, fixed and mobile communications sectors. Yiannis holds a MSc. in Management from Cass Business School (City University, London) and a LL.B Degree in Law from UCL (London).

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