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Gianclaudio Malgieri



Gianclaudio Malgieri is an Attorney at Law and a doctoral researcher at LSTS - VUB, where he is Work Package Leader of EU H2020 PANELFIT Project, for the development of Legal & Ethical Guidelines on Data Processing Consent and Automated Decision-making in ICT Research in the EU. In the 2019 he is the only European scholar to receive the Future of Privacy Award. He is also external expert of the EU Commission for the ethics and data protection assessment of EU research proposals.

His thesis project focuses on the notion of data subjects, in particular on the vulnerable data subjects. He also conducts research on automated decision-making, surveillance, data ownership and intellectual privacy.

He is lecturer of Data Protection Law and Intellectual Property for undergraduate and professional courses at the University of Pisa and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. Gianclaudio is also qualified to practice Law in Italy: he is Senior Associate for a law firm, where he also worked at the development of GDPR compliance software. He also works for the Brussels Privacy Hub, coordinating the training activities.

He got an LLM with honours at the University of Pisa and a JD with honours at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (Italy).  He was visiting student at the Oxford University, London School of Economics, World Trade Institute of the University of Bern and École Normale Superieure de Paris. He has authored more than 35 publications in leading international law reviews, including the Italian Handbook of Personal Data Protection.


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel