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Catherina Garcia van-Hoogstraten

GFCE Title: GFCE Advisory Board member
Job Title: Lecturer, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Description: Catherine Garcia-van Hoogstraten, Juris Doctor in Law and Political Science, has pursued studies on Privacy, Information Security, and Philosophy of Technology Design. Over 10 years bridging policy silos in the digital field, working on cutting edge technology-related legal issues, interfacing with regulators and policymakers looking at regulatory measures around digital media, ICT and emerging technologies at the intersection of technology, rights, ethics and governance. She is Consultant, Advisor and Lecturer in Cybersecurity, Data Governance, Technology and Human Rights at the Faculty of Public Management, Law and Security, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (2012- ) and Civic Tech and Social Innovation Independent Consultant at Chakana Lab (2015-). At The Hague University she has jointly designed the first university-wide specialization course on Cybersecurity covering legal governance and ICT aspects. Here she teaches Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Information Security, and EU Data Protection Compliance, Human Rights in the Digital Age and Digital Economy.Further, she is senior Consultant and trainer at the Multilateral Diplomacy Program – United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and accredited expert at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) advocating for laws and policies enhancing the security of the Internet. Visiting faculty at the Cyber School of Internet Governance convened by the Organization of American States (2018-), South School of Internet Governance (2016-), Webster University Cybersecurity Program – George Helbert Walker School of Business and Technology(2016). She is actively engaged in the Hague Summit for Accountability and Internet Democracy (2018). She works on public policy, regulatory affairs, advocacy, strategy, content development, training, research, risk & compliance, ethical dimensions of technology mediation with think tanks, academia, private sector, government agencies, public interest groups, startups in cross-functional teams. In prior posts, she worked as policy advisor, consultant, analyst, strategist, advocate, trainer and researcher with the European Commission (2010-2013), Erasmus University School of Law (2009-2012), the International Criminal Court (2007), Public Governance and Human Rights compliance consultant (2001-2006).