EDWARD F. HALPIN is Director of the Praxis Centre at Leeds Metropolitan University. He has researched human and child rights for many years, including work for the European Parliament Scientific and Technical Options Assessment (STOA) Unit. He co-edited the book Human Rights and the Internet (Palgrave Macmillan) and has published many articles in this subject area. In addition to working on social informatics within the School of Information Management, he is involved in teaching peace and conflict resolution in the School of Applied Global Ethics at Leeds Metropolitan University.
PHILIPPA TREVORROW is a graduate from the University of Exeter and works as a Research Officer in the School of Information Management at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has been involved with work in the Praxis Centre for the last 2 years, including issues on peace and conflict resolution, youth citizenship and E-government.
DAVID C. WEBB is Professor of Engineering Modelling, Head of the Centre for Applied Research in Engineering and Director of the Praxis Centre at Leeds Metropolitan University. He obtained a DPhil in Space Physics in 1975 from the University of York and, after periods as a post-doctoral researcher at Bell Laboratories and the University of York, joined the Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence at the MoD in London in 1978. He moved to the Computer Unit at Leeds Metropolitan University in 1979 and then into the School of Engineering in the early 1980s. He has published widely on the application of engineering modelling and on nuclear disarmament and the militarization of space. He is currently working with colleagues in the Praxis Centre on the Study of Information and Technology in Peace, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights.
STEVE WRIGHT is a Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, Chair of Privacy International and the former Director of the Omega Foundation. His recent EU research tracked the armourers of the torturers. Wright is best known for his European Parliamentary report highlighting the US global telecommunications interception network - Echelon.