PrivacyAffairs Experts

PrivacyAffairs is made of a small collection of cyber-security professionals, tech journalists, and privacy advocates from the Old Guard of internet users who grew up in a time when privacy was still a reasonable expectation and the internet was largely democratic.

You can find more info about the experts writing for PrivacyAffairs bellow:

Petar Todorovski

Data-privacy specialist. Macedonian Government.

Petar Todorovski is interested in just about anything where law and technology intersect. His work includes legal consultation for companies, drafting IT-related legislation for the Macedonian government, and designing legal tech apps for a data protection management platform.

He has experience in data protection, cybersecurity, trust services, digital transformation of public services, access to justice, and writing for the internet.

He is a big advocate of automation, user-centered design, and the use of plain language in the legal industry.

Petar takes a break from law and tech by having a Crossfit workout, enjoying the outdoors, and reading smart people’s blogs.

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Patricia Ruffio

Cybersecurity specialist.

Ms. Ruffio’s career spans more than 45 years’ experience writing about technology and science for business, technical, and government audiences in the United States and overseas. Her work includes:

Technical writing and editing for companies in the petroleum, biotech, and information technology sectors.
B2B technical content and copy writing for companies in the information technology, healthcare, and education sectors.

Her qualifications include:

Bachelor of Science in Biology (Portland State University)
Master of Marine Studies (University of Washington)

Ms. Ruffio has worked with companies of all sizes and stages of business maturity. However, she has worked with enterprise companies such as Microsoft Corporation, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Cognizant Technologies, Amoco Oil Company, Shell Pipeline, and Tata Consulting Services.

Zachary Ignoffo

Data privacy specialist, consumer psychologist, and foreign policy researcher.

Zachary gravitates towards the cutting edge fields of cybersecurity and privacy risk management to help organizations across industries safely pave the way into green pastures. Zachary has consulted IoT and IIoT companies on SSDLC and Privacy-by-Design, Fortune 500 retail companies on US and foreign governance documentation, and just about everything in between. Previously, Zachary got his start by working abroad in Shanghai as a Mandarin translator for a large, cybersecurity-consulting firm.

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Marc Dahan

Technology journalist & cybersecurity expert.

Marc is a technology journalist with over 15 years experience. He specializes in content related to emerging technologies, cybersecurity, big data, privacy, artificial intelligence, and the politics of technology.

He has worked for some of the largest tech companies, such as Deluxe Digital, Sony and Autodesk. During his time at Autodesk, he gave a series of talks on digital security and privacy, designed to give people the means to secure various aspects of their digital lives.

Marc is passionate about online privacy and digital freedom.

Shanika Wickramasinghe

Software engineer and cybersecurity analyst.

Shanika Wickramasinghe is a software engineer by profession. She works for WSO2, one of the leading open-source software companies in the world. One of the biggest projects she has worked on is building the WSO2 identity server which has helped her gain insight on security issues. She is keen to share her knowledge and considers writing as the best medium to do so. Cybersecurity is one of her favorite topics to write about.

Being a graduate in Information Technology, she has gained expertise in Cybersecurity, Python, and Web Development. She is passionate about everything she does, but apart from her busy schedule she always finds time to travel and enjoy nature.

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Miguel Gomez

Old-school programmer, cybersecurity expert, analyst.

Miguel is a corporate consultant who often spends his time educating people and companies on cybersecurity-related subjects and breaking down complex themes into bite-sized and easily-digestible nibblets. He speaks with over 11 years of experience doing market and cybersecurity research, as well as nearly 15 years of experience developing software, behind him.

Justin Oyaro

Cybersecurity Expert

Justin is a cybersecurity expert with over 5 years of experience that stretches across various technological realms. He is a valued expert in cybersecurity, Cord-cutting, Cryptocurrency, Smartphones, How-tos and other related fields.

Justin has written authoritative content for multiple Cybersecurity websites and blogs on matters regarding privacy and security. He also does pen test on tech products such as smartphone applications and websites.

When he is not writing, Justin spends most of his time on the latest tech trends and Android Studio.

Justin is also a degree holder in Information Systems Technology and Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.), University of Adelaide.

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Miklos Zoltan

Founder & CEO Privacy Affairs

Miklos Zoltan is the founder and CEO of Privacy Affairs. Miklos has long-time experience in cybersecurity and data privacy having worked with international teams for more than 10 years in projects involving penetration testing, network security and cryptography.

Miklos founded Privacy Affairs in 2018 to provide cybersecurity and data privacy education to regular audiences by translating tech-heavy and “geeky” topics into easy-to-understand guides and tutorials.