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LSTS appoints new co-directors Gloria González Fuster and Mireille Hildebrandt

  • June 12, 2019

Professors Gloria González Fuster and Mireille Hildebrandt will be succeeding Professors Paul de Hert and Serge Gutwirth (as of half June 2019) in their longstanding, successful role as co-directors of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group.

Serge Gutwirth, Chair of the Metajuridica Department and Paul de Hert, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law & Criminology remain active members of the LSTS team.


Photo of Gloria González FusterGloria González Fuster is a Research Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)’s Faculty of Law and Criminology. As part of LSTS, 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 member of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), and Programme Coordinator of its Data Protection Law Summer School. She also lectures on data protection law at the LL.M. in European and Transnational Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology of the Georg-August-Universität, in Göttingen. She is Associate Editor of the European Data Protection Law (EDPL) Review, and Editor of ITeR’s Information Technology and Law Series.

Photo of Mireille HildebrandtMireille Hildebrandt has been part of LSTS since its inception. She has been appointed as a tenured Research Professor on 'Interfacing Law and Technology' by the VUB Research Council since 2015. She also holds the part-time Chair of ‘Smart Environments, Data Protection and the Rule of Law’ at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) of the Science Faculty of Radboud University Nijmegen since 2011. Working on the cusp of law and computer science is core to her research, which is focused on the implications of automated decisions, machine learning and mindless artificial agency, notably concerning the implications for law and the rule of law in constitutional democracies. She has published 4 scientific monographs, 22 edited volumes or special issues, and over 100 chapters and articles in scientific journals and volumes. See notably her Smart Environments and the End(s) of Law. Novel Entanglements of Law and Technologies. In 2018 Hildebrandt has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for research on ‘Counting as a Human Being in Computational Law’ (COHUBICOL).

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