Dariusz (Darek) Kloza is a researcher at the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where he is a founding member of the Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab). He also freelances at the Centre for Direct Democracy Studies (CDDS) at the University of Bialystok (Poland), where he is co-editor of the ‘European Integration and Democracy’ Series (Intersentia). His expertise concentrates on the governance of privacy and personal data, in particular on the tools for their protection. He has been involved in several collaborative research projects (co-)funded by the European Union. He earned a PhD in Law from the VUB (2019) with a thesis on the concept of impact assessment in European privacy and personal data protection law. He holds an LL.M. in Law and Technology (2010) from Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University (with distinction) and a master degree in law from the University of Białystok (2008), including a student exchange at the University of Copenhagen (2007-08). Previously, he held in parallel a part-time research position at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO; 2015-17) and visiting fellowships, among others, at Bond University (Australia; 2016).