Laurent Beslay

Project Leader, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Laurent Beslay is a European Commission Official at DG Joint Research Centre, within the Directorate E on Space, Security and Migration since September 2011 and works as Scientific Project Leader on Law enforcement technologies and citizen. He manages research activities related to the fight against cybercrime and organised crime, biometric systems and privacy safeguards. From 2004 until September 2011, he worked as coordinator on Security and Technology and scientific advisor of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) in Brussels. He also previously worked, for six years, for the JRC - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) as a Ph.D. candidate (Electronic surveillance: benefits and risks for the EU) and as a project officer in the field of cybersecurity.