David Wright

David Wright is Director of Trilateral Research, a company he founded in 2004.

Trilateral has been and is a partner in more than 40 EC-funded projects, co-ordinating and leading several of them.

The company has also undertaken work for a range of clients, including the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the private sector.



David has written and edited four books on advanced technologies and their regulation, including Privacy Impact Assessment (Springer, 2012), Surveillance in Europe (Routledge, 2015), Enforcing Privacy (Springer, 2016) and Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence (Springer, 2008).

He has published more than 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Communications of the ACM, Computer Law and Security Review, Science and Engineering Ethics, International Data Privacy Law, Ethics and Information Technology, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Futures, Foresight, International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, European Business Law Review, Science and Public Policy, Innovation: the European Journal of Social Science Research, The Information Society, The Journal of Contemporary European Research,  IEEE Technology & Society, and IEEE Security & Privacy, among others.

David has been a member of four ENISA expert groups and was a member of the DG Research Trust-at-Risk foresight group. He is also a member of the European Foresight Monitoring Network.