Biography for event organisers

Martin Hoskins is an independent conasultant, with over 25 years experience of dealing with privacy and data protection issues. Clients include a range of public and private sector bodies in ine UK and Ireland. He was appointed Specialist Advisor to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the draft Communications Data Bill in July 2012.


He was educated at Brunel University (London) and the State University of New York. After a brief period working for a US Congressman in Washington DC, Martin served as a British army officer in Cyprus, before joining the Sun Alliance Group, the Association of British Insurers, One2One and T-Mobile. 


As the responsible officer for T-Mobile's Law Enforcement Liaison Department, and as Everything Everywhere's Head of Data Protection, Martin worked closely with UK and EU policy makers, law enforcement officials and other Communication & Internet Service Providers, exploring the measures that Providers and Governments should be taking to ensure that their citizens can continue to live safely in free and democratic societies.


As a frequent conference speaker, Martin is currently taking a particular interest in data breaches, communications data retention issues, and the tension between privacy and public security.


Martin is a former Chairman of the Data Protection Forum, and is also author of a data protection blog [].