Danaja is a doctoral researcher at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) research group and a member of the Health and Ageing Law Lab (HALL). She started her position in March 2021 under the supervision of Prof. dr. Paul Quinn.
Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Centre for IT & IP law at the KU Leuven, where she acted as a legal and ethical advisor in Horizon 2020 funded projects (FENTEC – Functional encryption technologies, COMPACT – Cybersecurity for public administrations, DOGANA – Advanced social engineering vulnerability assessment), and published scientific articles on data protection and cybersecurity.
She holds a LLM degree in International and European business law from KU Leuven (2017, cum laude) and a master’s degree in law from University of Ljubljana (2016, cum laude).
In her spare time, Danaja is involved with the renowned London-based NGO Statewatch as a contributor, collaborating with them on surveillance and law enforcement projects. She is also taking computer science classes and learning to program using Python and C.
At LSTS-HALL, she carries out her research in the scope of the Horizon 2020 funded TENDER Project (affecTive basEd iNtegrateD carE for betteR Quality of Life), which focuses on improving quality of life for patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and cardio-vascular diseases. The core of the project research will form her own doctoral project.
Her main research interests are privacy & data protection, the interaction of technology and society, AI safety, blockchain, cryptography, fintech, cybersecurity, gender equality and discrimination.