Robin Renwick

Robin Renwick is Research Analyst at Trilateral Research.

Robin is part of the Applied Research and Innovation (ARI) team at Trilateral Research.

He is currently research lead on the Horizon 2020 project, SOTER; a project tasked with the development of a biometric identification and authentication digital on-boarding platform (DOP) intended for the financial services open-banking environment. The solution leverages distributed ledger technology to implement a Know Your Customer (KYC) evidential registry. Trilateral leads the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA+) task, which involves assessment and reporting of the privacy, social, legal, and ethical impacts of the technological solution.

Research Background

Prior to his work at Trilateral Research, Robin developed an interdisciplinary research background; concerned with the triumvirate of networks, technology, and society. He has experience in building bespoke technological solutions that explore how emerging technologies affect human-computer interactions and/or leverage affordances for networked participants. He has a number of published papers and book chapters in the fields of information systems, financial technology, and experimental music.

Robin is currently a member the International Standards Organisation (ISO) Technical Committee (TC), entitled ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, involved in workgroups WG2 – Security, Privacy and Identity; WG5 – Governance; and JWG4 – Identity Management. He is also part of the European CEN/CLC/JTC19/WG1 – Decentralised Identity Management workgroup, tasked with developing the technical specifications for a decentralised identity management solution, in line with both the GDPR and eIDAS regulatory frameworks, and a member of the current ITU-T Digital Currency Global Initiative, involved with Policy and Governance working group, and more specifically the Financial Inclusion, and Privacy, Identity, AML, and KYC subgroups.

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