Joel Sollier is a French Magistrate. He currently serves as General Counsel of INTERPOL and Director of Legal Affairs. Prior to joining INTERPOL, he was Chief of Unit at the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee, Executive Directorate to the Security Council (New York). His tasks included the monitoring of a specific geographical area, conducting audits of Member States’ counter-terrorism machinery, advising on the counter-terrorism policy of the UN, representing the UN and liaising with international organizations. Prior to joining the UN, he was seconded as a magistrate to the French Embassy in Vietnam (Hanoi) to lead legal and judicial co-operation between France and Southeast Asian countries. He has served as a Magistrate, Directorate of European and International Affairs of the Ministry of Justice of France (negotiations on terrorism, organized crime, corruption and money-laundering) and in the Prosecution Office of the Court of Versailles (economic and financial crimes).
Caroline Goemans-Dorny is Counsel at the Office of Legal Affairs of INTERPOL and specialized in data protection issues. Prior to joining INTERPOL, she was a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Law and IT (ICRI), University of Leuven. Her main field of published research is data retention, data privacy and standardiza-tion, identity management and anonymity. (http://www.law.kuleuven.be/icri/all_pubs.php?action=pubs_staff&staffid=17&where=)
Caroline participated in the EU project RA-PID - Roadmap for Advanced Research in Privacy and Identity Management and APES -Anonymity and Privacy in Electronic Services. Before joining the ICRI, she served as Secretary General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), acting as liaison with the EU institutions. She is an honorary member of the Bar of Antwerp where she practiced for ten years. She holds Masters degrees in Law, in Notarial Law (University of Leuven) and in European Law (Université libre de Bruxelles).
Sophie Clavet joined the Office of Legal Affairs of INTERPOL as a Legal Officer specialized in data protection after working as a Consultant for the Financial Market Integrity Unit of the World Bank and the Office for Disarmament Affairs of the United Nations. She holds an LL.M in American Law and a Master degree in International and European Law. She is a Ph.D candidate and she has been researching the area of information security and privacy with a strong focus on transfer of personal data at the transatlantic level for counter-terrorism purposes and biometric information storage. Her published research focused on the Passenger Name Record Agreement and the SWIFT Agreement.