Group Privacy Officer, Vodafone Group plc.

Lead expert on the Future of Privacy.

Stephen Deadman is a lawyer and privacy expert. Until recently, he was the Group Privacy Officer and Head of Legal – Privacy, Security & Content Standards at Vodafone Group where he worked on many of the emerging issues for the mobile and telecoms industry including geo-location services, the mobile app economy, Big Data and analytics, identity management, law enforcement and human rights.

Stephen has also played an active role in the protection of human rights in the ICT sector since 2005, working closely with civil society organisations, academics and ethical investors. Stephen was the European Chair of the Public Policy Expert Group of the Liberty Alliance from 2005-6. He played an active role in the formation of the Global Network Initiative in 2008 and in 2009 he helped found and co-lead the Mobile Privacy Initiative, a global industry collaboration managed by the GSMA, designed to create a framework to advance privacy in the evolving mobile internet eco-system. More recently Stephen helped found the Telecoms Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy, which was launched February 2013.