Prof. Dr. Gloria González Fuster is a Research Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)’s Faculty of Law and Criminology, and Co-Director of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group. She holds a BOF research position on the theme ‘Digitalisation & a Europe of rights and freedoms’, teaches ‘Privacy and data protection law‘, and coordinates the course ‘Bruxelles: La ville et le droit’. Additionally, she lectures on data protection law at the LL.M. in European and Transnational Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, at ‘Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in Data Processing’ (FATE), an interdisciplinary course for the Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Engineering in Data Science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
She also lectures on European Union (EU) fundamental rights at the ‘International and European Protection of Human Rights’ of the LLM in International and European Law of VUB’s Brussels School of Governance (BSoG).
She is the Principal Investigator of the project Articulating Law, Technology, Ethics and Politics: Issues of Enforcement and Jurisdiction of EU Data Protection Law under and beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (ALTEP-DP), and contributes to the projects Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies (ACT), ‘La conciliación del derecho a la protección de datos con el cumplimiento por los poderes públicos del deber de transparencia y de lucha contra la corrupción (DATATRANSCO)’ (PID2021-128309NB-I00), and ‘La implementación del RGPD en España: El impacto de las cláusulas abiertas en la nueva LOPD, en su normativa de desarrollo y en la legislación sectorial’ (PRODATIES) (RTI2018-095367-B-I00), as well as the Legality Attentive Data Scientists (LEADS) MSCA Innovative Training Network.
González Fuster is member of the Content Committee of the Privacy Camp. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Data Protection Law Scholars Network (DPSN) and of RHEA (VUB’s research centre on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality) and the Board of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS), and senior associated fellow of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), in addition to being a member of the Advisory Board of the Privacy Salon and of the dpialab, as well as member of the Steering Committee of the Cyber & Data Security Lab (CDSL).
She is member of the Privacy Advisory Committee of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), and of the Advisory Board of the Promoting Trust in Cybersecurity through Ethics and Law project.
She is Associate Editor at the European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL), Lexxion, and Member of the Board of Editors of the Information, Technology and Law Series, Asser Press, Springer. She is also a member of the European Commission’s Multistakeholder Expert Group to support the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
González Fuster studied Law at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Journalism at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) (including a stay at the Université Paris 8) and Modern Languages and Literatures at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She has worked at the European Commission’s Citizenship Unit of the Education and Culture Directorate-General (DG EAC), and at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
She is also the author of the Data Protection Law Database Twitter account.