Bio

Prof. Dr. Gloria González Fuster is a Research Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)’s Faculty of Law and Criminology. Co-Director of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group, and member of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), she investigates legal issues related to privacy, personal data protection and security, and teaches ‘Privacy and Data Protection Law‘. She also teaches ‘Data Policies in the European Union’ at the Data Law option of the Master of Laws in International and European Law (PILC) of VUB’s Institute for European Studies (IES), where she further teaches ‘International and European Protection of Human Rights’ together with Prof. Dr. Serge Gutwirth. 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.

She is currently contributing to the research projects 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 “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). She is also associated member at the project Responsible Humanitarian Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges to Integrating Ethical Values in the Humanitarian Use of Drones: What ethical challenges exist for the use of drones in humanitarian work?, of the University of Zurich. She also participates to the Autonomy through Cyberjustice Technologies (ACT) project.

She is member of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS), of the Advisory Board of the Privacy Salon, and of the dpialab, and of the Steering Committee of the Cyber & Data Security Lab (CDSL).

González Fuster is also the Programme Coordinator of the Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law 2020, and was the Programme Coordinator of the four editions of VUB’s Data Protection Law Summer School: 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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 VIII) 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).