Michael is presently a PhD candidate at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, under the Digital Security group of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences and is supervised by Jaap-Henk Hoepman. He undertakes some administrative and web development duties for the International Summerschool on Privacy. His area of interest is Privacy by Design and in particular the process of embedding data protection into real-world implementations from the beginning of the development process. His current focus is in privacy design patterns, pattern systems, and pattern language. He is working with a multidisciplinary team to contruct a living best-practice repository for adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation's Data Protection Principles.



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M. Colesky, J. Caiza, J. Del Álamo, J.-H. Hoepman, Y.-S. Martín. “A System of Privacy Patterns for User Control,” (to appear) in ACM SAC, 2018.


M. Colesky and S. Ghanavati. “Privacy Shielding by Design: A Strategies Case for Near-Compliance,” in IEEE RELAW, 2016.


M. Colesky, J.-H. Hoepman, and C. Hillen. “A Critical Analysis of Privacy Design Strategies,” in IEEE IWPE, 2016.


M. Colesky, L. Futcher, J. van Niekerk. “Design Patterns for Secure Software Development: Demonstrating Security Through the MVC Pattern,” in ZAWWW, 2013.


M. Colesky and J. van Niekerk. “Hacktivism - Controlling the Effects,” in ZAWWW, 2012.