Panel session: Trust, transparency, together
Panel session
16/9/23 8:00 - 16/9/23 8:45 (-0400) (45 minutos)

Panel session: Trust, transparency, together
Max Schrems, Daphne Muller, Katrin Fritsch. Moderator: 

Brent Gervais


Max Schrems 
Max Schrems is a pioneer in the European data privacy movement, most well known for his lawsuits on the Safe Harbor agreement (Schrems I) and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (Schrems II).

He’s also the founder of NOYB, or My Privacy is “None of Your Business,” which is a privacy enforcement platform and NGO that raises awareness and brings to court data protection cases that don’t follow GDPR. 

At the Nextcloud Conference, Max will be talking about the newly adopted Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework and why local hosting like Nextcloud is important.

Daphne Muller
Daphne Muller, Manager alliances, ecosystem & support at Nextcloud. Daphne is also known for her TEDx talk on how a future with privacy could become reality.

Less collection of personal data will bring more competition, more innovation, and more progress in the market. Daphne Muller is a scientist working for Nextcloud, a company in Germany that produces alternative privacy-friendly software to products like Google Workplace and Microsoft Office. They’re building the Microsoft of the future. She studied Industrial Design at TU Eindhoven and graduated on the subject of privacy in IoT products with very high marks, but with a lot of controversy among her colleagues who were somewhat biased towards big-tech. 

In her thesis, published at two major a-level computer science conferences, she stated that all the data collection proposed throughout the IT world is unnecessary, thereby breaking a taboo among IT experts.

Katrin Fritsch

Katrin is a researcher, writer and consultant on technology, climate, and feminism. She advises organizations on data, justice, and emerging technologies. Katrin is also a Senior Program Manager at the Green Web Foundation and the chair of Green Web Foundation is working towards a fossil-free internet by 2030 and is maintaining the world’s largest open dataset of websites that run on green energy. They offer open source tools to manage the environmental impact of digital services. And support movement leaders and policymakers to effectively frame the conversation and advocate for a sustainable and just internet.

Previously, Katrin co-founded and co-led MOTIF, a think tank working towards social justice in the digital age. Furthermore, she is a co-initiator of Feminist Futures, holds an MSc in Data & Society and was nominated on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list.


Brent Gervais
Brent loves telling stories, visually as a professional photographer and in audio as a podcasting host. He is an avid Linux and open source user, running his photography flow on open source and hosting LINUX Unplugged - the World's foremost Linux podcast - and Brunch With Brent, featuring long-form conversations with key personalities in the Linux and open source community.