Martin Hoskins

Martin Hoskins has worked as privacy professional for more than 25 years and is currently an independent consultant. He specialises advising the financial services, on-line, telecommunications and utilities fields, and has developed a strategic and practical approach to data protection issues affecting child safety, insurance, law enforcement, interception and marketing issues. 

In 2012, Martin was appointed to the Data Protection Advisory Panel (advising the Ministry of Justice, and subsequently the Department of Culture Media & Sport on its approach to the EU’s Data Protection Regulation and Directive in the field of law enforcement). He also privately advises politicians from all the major parties about issues relating to the acquisition and retention of communications data, and on other internet-related issues. In 2012 he served as the Specialist Advisor to the Joint Committee on the Draft Communications Data Bill, and last year was appointed Specialist Advisor to the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill.

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