Dr. Yaman Akdeniz (LLB, MA, PhD) is a Professor of Law at the Human Rights Law Research Center, Faculty of Law and the Pro Rector for the Istanbul Bilgi University. Between 2001-2009 Akdeniz was at the School of Law, University of Leeds and has set up Cyber-Rights.Org in the mid 1990s in the UK. Akdeniz acted as an expert to several international organizations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Office and the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media with regards to human rights aspects of Internet law and policy. More recently, Akdeniz has been appointed to the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Rights of Internet Users as an ‘elected independent expert’ (July 2012 – December 2013) and has been appointed to the Council of Europe Committee of experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom as an ‘elected independent expert’ (January 2014 – December 2015). He has written extensively since the mid 1990s and has authored many publications.