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Simon has been a Visiting Fellow in Law at both the University of Greenwich and the University of Essex, and spent 13 years at LSE, where he taught the groundbreaking MSc Masters course in "Privacy & Data Protection". He is also co-director of LSE’s Policy Engagement Network.

Simon is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential data protection and internet rights experts in the world and is a pioneer of the international privacy arena. His work in consumer rights and technology policy has spanned over 25 years and has directly influenced the development of law and public policy in more than 40 countries.

He has advised a wide range of corporate, government and professional bodies, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He brings a unique interface with global stakeholders, from major international corporations to government and civil society.


  • –present
    Associate Director , London School of Economics and Political Science