| Current president of IHPAPA, David Banisar is senior privacy protection lawyer, Global Campaign for Free Expression in U.S.A. He leads the organization efforts on transparency and access to information, focusing on the fields of human and privacy rights protection. He has worked in the field of human and privacy rights protection for over 25 years and is the author of books, studies, and articles on human and privacy rights protection, freedom of information, freedom of expression, media policy, whistleblowing, communications security, and privacy. He has also served as an advisor and consultant to numerous organizations including the Council of Europe, World Bank, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, American and the Open Society Institute.
Previously he was Director of the Freedom Project at Privacy Rights International, and a co-founder and Policy Director of the EAICE-Foundation in London. He has been a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of Tiffin. He has a Juris Doctor in Law and Public Policy from The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.