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Laura Drechsler

Researcher
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Biography

Laura Drechsler started her PhD with the Brussels Privacy Hub at LSTS at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in October 2017. Her research focuses on data subject rights in the context of data transfers (research question: what is the role of data subject rights in transborder data transfers?). For this purpose, she focuses on the fundamental right of data protection in Article 8 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFR), data subject rights especially the right of access and data portability, extraterritoriality of data protection, law enforcement data subject rights and international data transfers. For her research she was awarded a PhD fellowship from the Research Association Flanders (FWO). Additionally, she received the 3rd best paper award at the IRIS 2018 conference in Salzburg for her paper on “Data As Counter-Performance: A New Way Forward Or A Step Back For The Fundamental Right Of Data Protection?”.

She completed her legal studies at the University of Vienna and KU Leuven specialising in European Law, Public International Law and Human Rights Law. She holds an LL.M in Public International and European Law from KU Leuven (magna cum laude) from 2015. After her LL.M she worked for two years as a legal advisor and lobbyist for the Austrian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries in Brussels and obtained hands-on experience of the European Union (EU) regulatory environment. Additional work experience was obtained during her studies through various internships in law firms and consultancy organisations.

Location

4B306
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Publications

What is Equivalent? A Probe into GDPR Adequacy based on EU Fundamental Rights

21/02/2019
What is Equivalent? A Probe into GDPR Adequacy based on EU Fundamental Rights Drechsler, L. , 21 Feb 2019 , In : Jusletter IT. 8 p.

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review

In July 2018, the European Parliament questioned the validity of the...

The price is (not) right: data protection and discrimination in the age of pricing algorithms

31/12/2018
The price is (not) right: data protection and discrimination in the age of pricing algorithms Drechsler, L. & Benito Sánchez, J. C., 31 Dec 2018 , In : European Journal of Law and Technology. 9 , 3 , 21 p.

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-...

Practical challenges to the right to data portability in the collaborative economy

01/10/2018
Practical challenges to the right to data portability in the collaborative economy Drechsler, L. , 1 Oct 2018 , Collaborative Economy: Challenges and Opportunities : Actas del 14º Congreso Internacional Internet, Derecho y Política. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, 21-22 de junio de...

Data As Counter-Performance: A New Way Forward Or A Step Back For The Fundamental Right Of Data Protection?

22/02/2018
Data As Counter-Performance: A New Way Forward Or A Step Back For The Fundamental Right Of Data Protection? Drechsler, L. , 22 Feb 2018 , Datenschutz & LegalTech/ Data Protection & LegalTech: Digitale Ausgabe zum Tagungsband des 21. Internationalen Rechtsinformatik Symposions IRIS2018...