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Orla Lynskey

Affiliated Researcher


Orla Lynskey is an Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of data protection and digital rights, technology regulation, and EU law. 

Orla read law at Trinity College Dublin (LLB, Law and French); the College of Europe, Bruges (LLM) and the University of Cambridge (PhD). Her doctoral research and book (The Foundations of EU Data Protection Law, OUP 2015) focused on the dual dignitary and economic nature of personal data and the limits of individual control over such data. She is currently working on inter-related projects on the fundamental rights implications of ‘data power’ in digital markets and the EU’s right to data portability. 

Orla is a general editor of International Data Privacy Law and a case-note editor of the Modern Law Review. She is also a member of the EU Commission multi-stakeholder expert group on the GDPR and a member of several advisory boards on matters relevant to data protection. Prior to entering into academia, she worked as a competition lawyer in Brussels.  


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels