Andrew Phippen (FBCS)

Andy Phippen is a professor of social responsibility in information technology at the Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth.

He has worked with the IT sector for over 15 years in a consultative capacity on issues of ethical and social responsibility, with companies such as British Telecom, Google and Facebook.

He has presented written and oral evidence to parliamentary enquiries related to the public use of ICT and is widely published in the area. In recent years he has specialised in the use of ICTs by children and young people, carrying out a large amount of grass roots research on issues such as their attitudes toward privacy and data protection, file sharing and internet safety.

He is a research partner with the UK Safer Internet Centre and is a frequent media commen commentator on children and the Internet.