Matthias M. Hudobnik

#LegalEngineer ⚖️ 💾 • Advisory Committee Member @ICANN • Ironman

About

Hi, my name is Matthias M. Hudobnik. I am an Austrian legal expert and engineer so-called »Legal Engineer«.
I am bilingual in both law & technology and love to breach the gap between these two disciplines. I am a sports enthusiast and a member of the At-Large Advisory Committee at ICANN, representing Internet end-users from Europe. I am always looking for new challenges to leave my comfort zone, explore unknown paths, and learn new things. I am also very interested in emerging technologies and their impact on society. Ultimately, I gained several years of international professional experience in the following areas:

  • • Cyberlaw
  • • CyberSecurity
  • • Privacy
  • • Legaltech
  • • Data Protection
  • • Data Security
  • • Internet Governance
  • • Cyber Defense
  • • Risk Management
  • • Information Security
  • • GDPR
  • • Smart Contracts

and sectors:

  • • Security Consultancy
  • • Law Firms
  • • Universities
  • • Judiciary
  • • EU Agency
  • • Cyber Security Center
  • • Austrian Embassy Commercial Section
  • • Automotive Industry
  • • Office of the Provincial Government

Activities

Ambassador at Europol's Data Protection Experts Network 2019

#EDENTalk about the Stopp Corona App • An Open Door For Surveillance Of My Personal Data?

Internet Governance Forum 2019

Internet Governance Forum 2019

Me with the inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee in Berlin.

ICANN 63 Meeting 2018

ICANN 63 Meeting 2018

Myself with all ICANN Fellowship Program participants in Barcelona.

Internet Governance NextGeneration

Domain pulse 2020

Internet Governance #NextGeneration • Lili Leisser • Elisabeth Schauermann • myself confront veterans Maarten Botterman • Roberto Gaetano • Wolfgang Kleinwächter with their ideas for a better Internet future.

ICANN 66 Meeting 2019

ICANN 66 Meeting 2019

I started my term to serve as an ALAC Member at ICANN 66 in Montreal.

ICANN 60 Meeting 2017

ICANN 60 Meeting 2017

Me with ICANN Board Chair Dr. Steve D. Crocker as an Ambassador in the NextGen@ICANN Program in Abu Dhabi.

Internet Governance Forum 2019

At-Large Community at the Internet Governance Forum 2019

Myself with CEO and President of ICANN Göran Marby • Vice-Chair of ICANN Board León F. Sánchez in Berlin.

Internet Governance Forum 2017

Internet Governance Forum 2017

The »father of the Internet« Vinton G. Cerf with me at the United Nations Office in Geneva.

ICANN 58 Meeting 2017

ICANN 58 Meeting 2017

Myself with all NextGen@ICANN Program participants in Copenhagen.

»The use of the Internet has become a fundamental human need - more than half of the global population is using the Internet, but too few users are aware of the technical functioning and risks, not to mention the policy and governance difficulties in this complex ecosystem.«

Matthias M. Hudobnik

Domain pulse 2020

Publications

August 2021

Podcast

»Was ist Internet Governance?«

New Lawyers #10 mit Matthias Hudobnik, TalentRocket, virtual

June 2021

Presentation

»Domains, WHOIS, and the GDPR - An unsolvable complexity?«

Austrian Young Privacy Professionals Take the Stage, IAPP Austria KnowledgeNet: 29 June 2021, virtual

June 2021

Presentation

»Plenary Session: Impact of Regulatory Developments on ICANN Policy Topics«

ALAC EURALO, ICANN 71 meeting, virtual

May 2021

Presentation

»Behind the name - ICANN & Internet governance«

CiTiP KU Leuven, virtual

April 2021

Presentation

»ICANN 70 Readout – Highlights & Take-Aways from the Virtual Community Forum«

ALAC EURALO, eco – Association of the Internet Industry & ICANN, virtual

March 2021

Presentation

»Actors and Layers of the Internet: ICANN‘s crucial role in the Internet governance ecosystem«

Course: International Law and the Internet, University of Graz, virtual

January 2021

Presentation

»Super-democratic or a hidden autocracy: ICANN’s role in the multi-stakeholder system between power and myth«

Lecture: Conflicts in Cyberspace - Law, Politics, Technology, University of Jena, virtual

December 2020

Article

»Data protection and the law enforcement directive: a procrustean bed across Europe?«

ERA Forum 21, Nr. 3, Journal of the Academy of European Law, Springer Publisher, Heidelberg

October 2020

October 2020

Presentation

»The At-Large Community and DNS Abuse: An Individual User Education Campaign«

ALAC EURALO, ICANN 69 meeting, virtual

September 2020

Article

»The Stopp Corona app - Austria as a forerunner in the development of contact tracing apps«

COVID-19 Global Insights Ebook, A Barriguda Publisher, Campina Grande

February 2020

Presentation

»Internet Governance Next Generation«

ALAC, EURALO, Domain pulse 2020, Innsbruck

June 2019

Paper Presentation

»WHOIS and the GDPR - A (never) ending story in cyberspace?«

34th IFIP SEC 2019, Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Lisbon

September 2017

Paper Presentation

»Is network communitarianism a better regulatory model than cyberpaternalism?«

12th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management, Karlstad University, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra

July 2017

Paper Presentation

»Regulation in cyberspace?«

VI International Summer School on Cyber Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

March 2017

Presentation

»Regulation of the Digital Environment«

University of Graz, NextGen@ICANN 58 program, ICANN 58 meeting, Copenhagen

June 2016

Article

»Is network communitarianism a better regulatory model than cyberpaternalism?«

Global Advancement Programme, GAP-Journal 2015/16, Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs, Aumayer Publisher, Munderfing

Credentials

Education

• Engineer (B.A.) • College of Electronics • Technical Computer Science • Informatics and Internet Engineering

• Magister Juris (J.D.) • University of Graz • Cyber Law • Cyber Security • Internet Governance • Privacy • Legal Tech • Thesis »The Future of WHOIS and the GDPR« • Erasmus exchange • Tilburg Law School • International Law • Tilburg Model United Nations

• Summer Schools • LSE • HSE • IPR Center University Helsinki • HSD • NCIA • NATO, Europol • Tallinn University of Technology • University of Adelaide • University of Aarhus • Karlstad University • European University Viadrina • Legal Tech Center • ISEG • ERA • EIPA

Professional Certifications

• FIP • Fellow of Information Privacy • IAPP

• CIPP/E • Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe • IAPP

• CIPT • Certified Information Privacy Technologist • IAPP

• CIS LA • IBITGQ - ISO 27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor • GASQ

• DPO • Data Protection Certification Course • EIPA

• CCNA 1/2/3/4 • Certified Network Associate Courses • Cisco

Interdisciplinary Programs and Training

• ICANN Fellowship Program • ICANN 63 • Barcelona

• RIPE Fellowship Program • RIPE 78 • Amsterdam

• Ambassador NextGen@ICANN Program • ICANN 60 • Abu Dhabi

• NextGen@ICANN Program • ICANN 58 • Copenhagen

• Global Advancement Programme • United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria • Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs

• 23rd Willem C. Vis Int. Commercial Arbitration Moot Court • University of Graz

• UN-Shadowing Program • IAEA • Vienna

Fun Facts

• Finisher of several marathonstriathlons • Ironman (70.3) races

• Award winner at several hackathons • Legal Tech • Blockchain • Quantum Internet

Interested in emojis 😀 1st Austrian student member of the Unicode Consortium

Media

Vom NextGen@ICANN Programm zu ICANN’s At-Large Advisory Committee! Article • Internet Governance • TalentRocket

Vom NextGen@ICANN Programm zu ICANN’s At-Large Advisory Committee!

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Die neue Generation der Internet Governance: Eine Brücke zwischen Technik und Recht Interview • Matthias M. Hudobnik • nic.at

Die neue Generation der Internet Governance: Eine Brücke zwischen Technik und Recht

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Awards

Internet Governance

• ICANN Community Regional Outreach Program • Dialogue on Internet Governance • 2019

• ICANN At-Large Summit III Coach • ICANN 66 • 2019

• Fellow • European Dialogue on Internet Governance • 2019

• ICANN Fellow • ICANN 63 • 2018

• Fellow • European Dialogue on Internet Governance • 2018

• ICANN Community Regional Outreach Program • re:publica • 2018

• Ambassador NextGen@ICANN • ICANN 60 • 2017

• RIPE NCC Fellow • RIPE 77 • 2018

• ICANN Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program • European Dialogue on Internet Governance • 2017

• NextGen@ICANN Program • ICANN 58 • 2017

Universities

• Scholarship • University of Graz • 2014 • 2015 • 2 x 2016 • 2019

• Scholarship • National Research University Higher School of Economics • 2016

• Scholarship • IPR Center University • Hanken School of Economics • 2016

• Erasmus Scholarship • Tilburg University • 2014

Hackathons

• 2nd place • Blockchain in Mobility Hackathon • 2019

• 2nd place • Berlin Legal Tech Hackathon • 2019

Privacy

• Fellow of Information Privacy • IAPP • 2021

Contact



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