The team

Gry Hasselbalch
+45 29 82 73 74

Pernille Tranberg
+45 22 66 99 32

Birgitte Kofod Olsen
+45 25 26 09 03

Catrine Søndergaard Byrne
+45 24 48 92 99

gry-hasselbalch-bwGry Hasselbalch is an advisor on data ethics and the social implications of technologies ( Her experience in European Internet policy and digital rights includes the role as an independent ethics expert for the European Commission Horizon 2020/ERC and 10 years in the pan-EU network Insafe. She started the ’privacy as innovation’ – series of debates and network at the UN Internet Governance Forum in 2013 and has published several studies, reports and articles concerning online privacy, i.e. on youth's privacy practices. Gry is committee member of IEEE's Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems. She is co-author of the book Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage (Hasselbalch, Tranberg, 2016). 

BirgitteKofoedBirgitte Kofod Olsen is partner and owner of Carve Consulting, where she advises companies, authorities and organisations on CSR - including data responsibility and privacy. She has developend the content in and a publication on privacy for The Danish Business Authority. As the first chairperson of Digital Sikkerhed (2012-2015) Birgitte put IT-security on the agenda in Denmark regarding digitalization and surveillance and she is still a part of the public debate. With her background in human rights, she has edited and written several articles and books on CSR as privacy - including her Ph.D. on biometry and integrity protection. She is working on a second edition of her book Surveillance or Social Care.

pernillePernille Tranberg works as an advisor on data ethics for companies and public institutions, and she teaches teenagers in the pros and cons of our data society. She does a lot of talks on big data and privacy and using data ethics as a competitive advantage, and on how to protect your privacy with digital selfdefense. She has worked as innovative advisor for Berlingske Media, editor-in-chief at the consumer magazine Tænk (DK equivalent to Consumer Reports) and reporter at Politiken. She hold's a Masters Degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York. She's (co-) authored 7 books, the latest is DataEthics - The New Competitive Advantage (2016) and Fake It (2012) published in Danish, Finnish, English and German. She has spoken at TEDxOxford and at SXSW i Austin Texas and at many other venues around Europe. Her website is .

Catrine Søndergaard Byrne is a lawyer and partner and owner of Labora Legal, where she advises clients on personal data. Catrine is know internationally as a lawyers specialized in labour law and is thus a specialist in handling employees' data. In 2013 Catrine was among the first lawyers obtaining  'Certificeret International Privacy Professional/CIPP/E' through the international organisation, IAPP, where she is co-chair of the Danish chapter of IAPP’s KnowledgeNet. She is teaching and making courses in persondal data for Danish Lawyers, Center for Ledelse, Teknologisk, Ejendomsforeningen and DJØF. She has written extensively on personal data for HR-Jura Magasinet,  CfL and Danske Advokater. She's member og Danske Advokaters repræsentantskab.'s 4 founders:

Marianne Steen, Gry Hasselbalch, Pernille Tranberg and Birgitte Kofod Olsen, Copenhagen, September 2016.

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