Bio

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 International and European Protection of Human Rights for the Master of Laws in International and European Law (PILC) of VUB’s Institute for European Studies (IES). She is also faculty member of the Máster Universitario en Protección de Datos of the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja and lecturer for the Master’s Degree on Technology and Privacy of Universitat de Girona and Eticas Research & Consulting.

She is the Programme Coordinator of VUB’s Data Protection Law Summer School.

She is currently contributing to the research projects Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research (PRINTEGER) and Constructing an Alliance for Value-Driven Cybersecurity (CANVAS), both co-funded by the EU, and to a project on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) co-funded by the Spanish government (DER2015-63635-R). She is also 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.

Gloria González Fuster has published The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU (Springer, 2014), a monograph based on her PhD dissertation.

She 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).