Dr. Kris Shrishak is a public interest technologist and an ICCL Enforce Senior Fellow.

He advises legislators on global AI governance (including EU AI Act), Product Liability Directive and European Health Data Space. He is regularly invited to speak at the European Parliament and has testified at the Irish Parliament.

His work focusses on privacy tech, anti-surveillance, emerging technologies, and algorithmic decision making.

His expert commentary appear in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Politico, The Irish Times and other leading media. He has been interviewed on TV and radio, including on CNN, BBC, Euronews and France24. He has written for Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Nikkei Asia and Euronews, among others.

He works on the kind of cryptography that allows computing on encrypted data and proving existence of information without revealing them. These technologies, broadly known as privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), could be beneficial. However, there are risks that have not been sufficiently researched.

Previously Kris was a researcher at Technical University Darmstadt in Germany where he worked on applied cryptography, PETs and Internet infrastructure security.


Some of my interests

  • Privacy
  • Human Rights
  • Algorithmic Decision Making
  • Cryptography (esp. Secure Multiparty Computation and Zero Knowledge Proofs)
  • Internet Security
  • Internet Governance


2021 Ph.D. in Computer Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany
2016 M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands
2014 B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Anna University, India

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