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David Wright

Founder & Chief Research Officer

Role at Trilateral

David Wright is a Founder & Chief Research Officer at Trilateral Research.

David Wright founded Trilateral Research in 2004.

Trilateral has been and is a partner in more than 40 EC-funded projects, co-ordinating and leading several of them.

The company has also undertaken work for a range of clients, including the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the private sector.


David has written and edited four books on advanced technologies and their regulation, including Privacy Impact Assessment (Springer, 2012), Surveillance in Europe (Routledge, 2015), Enforcing Privacy (Springer, 2016) and Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (Springer, 2008).

He has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Communications of the ACMComputer Law and Security ReviewScience and Engineering EthicsInternational Data Privacy LawEthics and Information TechnologyTechnological Forecasting and Social ChangeFuturesForesightInternational Review of Law, Computers & TechnologyEuropean Business Law ReviewScience and Public PolicyInnovation: the European Journal of Social Science ResearchThe Information SocietyThe Journal of Contemporary European Research,  IEEE Technology & Society, and IEEE Security & Privacy, among others.

David has been a member of four ENISA expert groups and was a member of the DG Research Trust-at-Risk foresight group. He is also a member of the European Foresight Monitoring Network.

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