Brenno de Winter is a research journalist and is known to the public for writing about privacy and security related matters for websites such as Webwereld.nl and Nu.nl. He initiated ‘Lektober’, which entailed a privacy leak every day of the month. This led to a national discussion about the poor state of data protection in the Netherlands. His quirky, sharp, simple and clear approach of complex matters make him a popular speaker. De Winter was named journalist of the year 2011 by the magazine ‘Villamedia’, he mainly won because of his scoop about the OV-chipcard and the failures in the security of government websites.