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Edgar Whitley is an Associate Professor (Reader) of Information Systems in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics.

He is co-chair of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group and has extensive research experience in digital identity, biometrics and privacy.

Edgar has advised European conferences and governments in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Japan and Mexico about the political, technological and social challenges of effective identity policies, and has contributed to reports for the World Bank, Omidyar Network and Centre for Global Development.