Prof. Dr. Gloria González Fuster is a Research Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)’s Faculty of Law and Criminology. Member of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group and of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), she investigates legal issues related to privacy, personal data protection and security, and 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). She is also the Programme Coordinator of VUB’s Data Protection Law Summer School.
González Fuster is a member of the European Commission’s Multistakeholder Expert Group to support the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
She is the promotor of VUB’s contribution to the action grant ‘Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters and Electronic IT Data in the EU: Ensuring Efficient Cross-Border Cooperation and Mutual Trust’ (JUD-IT), co-funded by the European Commission, and co-promotor of Constructing an Alliance for Value-Driven Cybersecurity (CANVAS), co-funded by the EU, in addition to contributing to a project on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) co-funded by the Spanish government (DER2015-63635-R).
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 also 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).