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'''Matthias Markus Hudobnik''' is an Austrian chartered engineer
, jurist and researcher. He bought his first [[Domain Name|domain name]] with an age of 14 years. At the same time, Hudobnik started coding websites and has been passionate about the development of the [[Internet]].
Hudobniks professional experiences range from Kazakhstan to Poland, Germany, Netherlands, and Austria in the fields of law and technology e.g. EU Agency, international law firms, Cyber Security Center, University of Graz, Austrian Embassy - Commercial Section Almaty Office<ref>https://www.meinbezirk.at/st-veit/c-wirtschaft/kuehnsdorfer-schnuppert-in-fremder-wirtschaft_a1142633</ref>, Mahle GmbH, Office of the Carinthian Government, etc.
==ICANN and Internet Governance Participation==
Hudobnik began his journey within [[ICANN]] in March 2017 as a participant in the [[NextGen@ICANN#NextGen.40ICANN58|NextGen@ICANN]] program<ref>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-12-02-en</ref> at [[ICANN 58]] in Copenhagen where he focused on the role as an individual [[Internet]] <nowiki/>user and his next stages were as follows:* Since March 2017, Hudobnik is a member of
the [[EURALO |European Regional At-Large Organization (EURALO)]]<ref>https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/Matthias+M.+Hudobnik+SOI</ref> and the [[Internet Society]].
* In June 2017, he was selected as [[CROPP]] to attend the [[EuroDIG
|European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)]] 2017 in Tallinn.
* In July 2017, Hudobnik completed the 11th [[Euro-SSIG
|European Summer School on Internet Governance (Euro-SSIG)]] in Meissen.<ref>https://eurossig.eu/eurossig/summer-school-impressions/pictures-and-archives/2017-edition/fellows/matthias-m-hudobnik/</ref>
* In October 2017, he was selected as an [[NextGen@ICANN#Ambassadors 3|Ambassador]] in the [[NextGen@ICANN]] pogram<ref>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2017-07-31-en</ref> at [[ICANN 60]] in Abu Dhabi.
* In June 2018, Hudobnik was selected as a Fellow to participate in the [[EuroDIG]] 2018 in Tbilisi.
* In October 2018, he participated as [[ICANN Fellow]]<ref>https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/barcelona63-attendees-2018-07-16-en</ref> in [[ICANN 63]] in Barcelona and as [[RIPE NCC]] Fellow<ref>https://ripe77.ripe.net/wp-content/uploads/presentations/158-RIPE-Meeting-Diversity_RIPE77_AmandaGowland.pdf#page=11</ref> in [[RIPE]] 77 as well as in [[RIPE NCC|RIPE NCC's]] Quantum [[Internet]] Hackathon<ref>https://labs.ripe.net/Members/elena_signorelli/your-quantum-internet-hackathon-report-for-2018</ref> in Amsterdam.
* In May 2019,
he was selected to represent [[EURALO]] as [[ICANN]] funded candidate to attend [[SeeDIG]] in Bucharest . Moreover, Hudobnik has been nominated to serve as one of the three [[At-Large Advisory Committee]] members of [[EURALO]], representing [[Internet]] end users from this region.<ref>https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/2019+ALAC+and+RALO+Elections%2C+Selections+and+Appointments</ref> He will start his term to serve at [[ICANN66|ICANN 66]] in Montréal. * In June 2019, Hudobnik was selected as a Fellow to participate in the [[EuroDIG]] 2019 in The Hague and helped to organise a session about the [[General Data Protection Regulation|GDPR]] Implementation.<ref>https://eurodigwiki.org/wiki/GDPR_Implementation_%E2%80%93_Blind_spots,_opportunities,_and_the_way_forward_%E2%80%93_WS_02_2019</ref>
Since the beginning of his law studies, Hudobnik is focusing on the areas of Cyber Law, Cyber Security, [[Internet governance|Internet Governance]], Privacy, Legal Tech, and [[Intellectual Property]]. Throughout his studies, Hudobnik went on Erasmus exchange at the [[Tilburg Law School]] specialized in International Law and participated in the Tilburg Model United Nations
. He holds a ''Magister Juris'' from the [[University of Graz]] with a diploma thesis topic related to [[Domain Privacy]].
=== Diploma Thesis ===
The title of the diploma thesis is ''
[https://unipub.uni-graz.at/download/pdf/3703735 The Future of WHOIS - An analysis of the Policy Development Process under the GDPR with a focus on the litigation ICANN v. EPAG ].'' Hudobnik , analyzes, how access to crucial information and protected data in the [[Whois|WHOIS]]-system can be ensured. Specificially, whether the collection and storage of personal data of the [[Admin-C]] and [[Tech-C]] are lawful, as well as whether the processing purposes are sufficiently specified under the [[General Data Protection Regulation]]. The modification of the [[Whois|WHOIS]] databases has significant practical implications since the [[General Data Protection Regulation]] came into force, as well as the [[Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (EPDP)]], which has potentially been influenced by the litigation [[ICANN v. EPAG]]. The diploma thesis concludes that there is a definite need for further modifications of other relevant policy agreements within the [[Domain Name|domain name]] registration process. The year 2019 will show whether Phase 2 of the [[Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (EPDP)|EPDP on the Temp Spec]] finalizes in time, and delivers a holistic solution for compliance with the [[General Data Protection Regulation|GDPR]] that is respected by the wide range of stakeholder groups involved.
In June 2019, Hudobnik presented
a paper relating to his diploma thesis about the future of WHOIS, at the 34th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection in Lisbon.
=== Summer Schools and other Participations ===
Hudobnik completed several trainings and summer schools in the fields of Cyber Law, [[Intellectual Property]], Cyber Security, [[Internet governance|Internet Governance]], Privacy and Legal Tech all over the globe e.g. LSE, HSE, IPR Center University Helsinki, HSD, NCIA, NATO, Europol, Tallinn University of Technology, University of Adelaide, University of Aarhus, Karlstad University, European University Viadrina, Legal Tech Center, ISEG, etc.
Moreover, he was part of the UN-Shadowing Program at the [[IAEA]], the
[https://vismoot.pace.edu/site/previous-moots/23rd-vis-moot 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court], and accomplished the Diploma course of the [http://afa.at/gap/gapstudierende2015.htm Global Advancement Programme] organized by the United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria - Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs.
[http://afa.at/gap/GAP-Journal-2015-2016.pdf Is network communitarianism a better regulatory model than cyberpaternalism?]</ em> * Poster - Space Law: [https://books.google.at/books?id=CQFuDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA247&lpg=PA247&dq=matthias+hudobnik&source=bl&ots=brS1k5klFS&sig=ACfU3U2mXRDpxa6in7jJuvQ8wR6xxvADOQ&hl=de&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjozLWN8MLhAhVDSBUIHSx8Cw0Q6AEwC3oECAgQAQ#v=onepage&q=matthias%20hudobnik&f=false <em>Austrian Pioneers in Space - Österreich und seine Bedeutung für die Raumfahrt</em> ]<ref>https://static.uni-graz.at/fileadmin/_Persoenliche_Webseite/bruenner_christian/Poster/Austrian_Pioneers_in_Space_02.06.17.pdf</ref>
* [[NextGen@ICANN]] program, [[ICANN 58]]
* [[CROPP]], [[EuroDIG]] 2017
* [[NextGen@ICANN#Ambassadors 3|NextGen@ICANN Ambassador]], [[ICANN 60]]
* [[CROPP]], [[re:publica]] 2018
* Fellow, [[EuroDIG]] 2018
* [[ICANN Fellow]], [[ICANN 63]]
* [[RIPE NCC]] Fellow, [[RIPE]] 77
Hudobnik is a sports enthusiast
and finisher of several (Half-)Marathons, Triathlons and (Half)Ironmen.