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Olga Gkotsopoulou

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Olga joined the PhD programme at LSTS at the VUB Faculty of Law and Criminology in June 2018. Her PhD research focuses on the EU data protection legal language.

She has worked for a number of projects, including: SOCIO-BEE (Wearables and droneS fOr CIty Socio-Environmental Observations and BEhavioral ChangE), Cyber-Trust (Advanced Cyber-Threat Intelligence, Detection, and Mitigation Platform for a Trusted Internet of Things), PROTEIN (Peronalized nutrition for healthy living) and DPL X Covid 19 (Data-driven approaches to Covid-19 & Data Protection Law). For the latter, she additionally contributes to the Data Protection Law & Covid-19 Observatory.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a Master of Laws in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the European University Viadrina and an Advanced Master of Laws on Intellectual Property and ICT Law from KU Leuven. During her undergraduate studies, she was a visiting student for a semester at the University of Helsinki. 

Keen on data protection and privacy issues, Olga previously worked and interned for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament in Brussels, the Free Software Foundation Europe in Berlin, the Hellenic Data Protection Authority in Athens, the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform of the World Health Organisation in Geneva and the Greek Council for Refugees in Athens. In 2019, as part of her research project, Olga did a study visit at the EU Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna.

Olga is news editor for the LSTS website, contributes to the LSTS/FRC Gender, Technology and Law Series and has been a panel liaison for the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference since 2019.


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels