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Gabriela Zanfir Fortuna

Affiliated Researcher


Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna is EU Policy Counsel for the Washington DC-based Future of Privacy Forum, where she leads the work on European privacy law and policy and its impact on all focus areas of the FPF, including de-identification, AI, mobility, adtech and education. Prior to moving to the US, she worked for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, being part of the team that advised the EU legislator on the GDPR during its legislative process. She dealt with both enforcement and policy matters, was a member of the EDPS litigation team, as well as actively participated to the work of the Article 29 Working Party. She holds a PhD in law (2013, University of Craiova) with a thesis on the rights of the data subject and an LLM in Human Rights, after obtaining her law degree. Gabriela is often publishing her work in journals or volumes on European data protection law issues. She also provides independent advise on GDPR compliance to different types of organizations. 


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels