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 ‘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 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 also the Programme Coordinator of VUB’s Data Protection Law Summer School.

González Fuster 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).

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 the research 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).

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).