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Edgar Whitley

Edgar is an Associate Professor (Reader) in Information Systems in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Edgar’s research covers identity policy, privacy, cloud computing and public management.

Edgar was the research coordinator of the influential LSE Identity Project on the UK’s proposals to introduce biometric identity cards; proposals that were scrapped following the 2010 General Election.  Edgar is co–chair of the UK Cabinet Office Privacy and Consumer Advisory Group (PCAG) for GOV.UK Verify.

He has also advised governments in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, India, Jamaica, Japan and Mexico about the political, technological and social challenges of effective identity policies.

Edgar is also a member of the Open Banking Consumer Forum and recently completed a detailed research study for the Financial Services Consumer Panel on how consumers currently consent to share their financial data with a third party.