Dr. Johnny  Ryan

Dr. Johnny Ryan


Dr Johnny Ryan, FRHistS is Head of Ecosystem for PageFair, currently focussing on GDPR, the privacy Regulation, and media sustainability. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s expert network on media, entertainment and information. He has a background in policy think tanks, academia, and media. He has spoken at the United Nations, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge,the OSCE, the European Commission, and the Academy of European Law. As a PhD scholar, he studied the spread of terrorist memes on the Web. He was supervised by MI5’s official historian, and his advisor was the former Director of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). His second book “A History of the Internet and the Digital Future” is on the reading list at Harvard and Stanford and is currently available on Amazon. His expert commentary on adblocking, privacy, and digital has appeared in The Financial Times, Le Monde, Wired, NPR, BBC, Sky News, and more.