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Adam Burns

Berlin, Germany
Adam Burns is a human-centered technologist and passionate information security specialist.

Adam has worked in health and justice sectors, bringing emerging standard practices of information security and risk management to the handling of data vital to human and social well-being.

He is the founder of free2air, Eupore's first Community Wireless Network, and has and has influenced the structure and politics of community networks around the globe. He is a member of Freifunk (Förderverein Freie Netzwerke e. V.), and has been authorized to represent Freifunk, it's ideals and philosophies in global forums.

He has designed emergency broadcast networks designed for use in conflict-ridden and developing regions, currently deployed in Syria and North Africa. From embedded devices and IoT middleware to cloud and data centre infrastructures, he continues to subvert centralised models of control to models that support commons based sovereignty to local communities.

Adam was an Advisory Board member for the EC H2020 netCommons research project, formulating multidisciplinary best practices for Community Networks.

He was also recently engaged in EU research securing personal data processing within public clouds, together with product development of decentralized personal information management systems and consent management for transmission, storage and processing of personal data.

Currently, Adam is the Chief Information Security Officer for Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT), a non-profit based in Berlin focussing on media and journalism development in under-developed countries and crisis regions.

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