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Ricard Martínez Martínez.

Doctor in Law from the Universitat de València. He has dedicated his research to study fundamental laws concerning data protection and also different issues related to the effects of information and communication technologies and the private life.

He is currently a Assistant Professor Doctor in the Department of Constitutional Law, Political and Administrative Sciences of the Universitat de Valencia. He is included in the Work Group concerning Digital Rights of Citizens of the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda. He coordinates the Work Group constituted by the Principals’ Conference of Spanish Universities (CRUE-TIC) for the boost of the General Regulation of data protection.

He has worked as a delegate of data protection in the Universitat de València and has been head of the Transparency Service of the Valencian Provincial Council and President of the Professional Spanish Association of Privacy. He has collaborated with different universities as a Professor in Degree and Postgraduate Studies and has been responsible for the Studies Area of the Spanish Agency of Data Protection.

He has written different monographies dedicated to this issue, -"Tecnologías de la Información, Policía y Constitución", "Una aproximación crítica a la autodeterminación informativa”- and has participated as an author and coordinator in different comments to the Development Regulation of the Organic Law of Data protection, and monographies about Law and Social Networks or Cloud Computing among others. He is a member of the Academic Council of Fide and co-director of its Data Protection Forum.

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