Prof. dr Gloria González Fuster

Research professor

Professors Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) Smart & ICT & Data Science Law
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Gloria González Fuster is a research professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)'s Faculty of Law and Criminology. Co-director of the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group, and member of the Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH), she investigates legal issues related to privacy, personal data protection and security, and teaches 'Data Policies in the European Union' at the Data Law option of the Master of Laws in International and European Law (PILC) of VUB's Institute for European Studies (IES). She lectures on data protection law at the LL.M. in European and Transnational Law of Intellectual Property and Information Technology of Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. She is also the Programme Coordinator of the Summer Academy for Global Privacy Law 2020, and was the Programme Coordinator of the four editions of VUB's Data Protection Law Summer School: 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

González Fuster is Associate Editor at the European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL), Lexxion, and Member of the Board of Editors of the Information, Technology and Law Series, Asser Press, Springer. She is also a member of the European Commission's Multistakeholder Expert Group to support the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Gloria González Fuster studied Law at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Journalism at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) (including a stay at the Université Paris VIII) and Modern Languages and Literatures at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She has worked at the European Commission’s Citizenship Unit of the Education and Culture Directorate-General (DG EAC) and at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

Current research

Articulating Law, Technology, Ethics and Politics: Issues of Enforcement and Jurisdiction of EU Data Protection Law under and beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (ALTEP-DP); SRP-Onderzoekszwaartepunt

La implementatión del RGPD en España: El impacto de las cláusulas abiertas en la nueva LOPD, en su normativa de desarrollo y en la legislación sectorial (PRODATIES); supported by the Spanis Government - Comparative research on EU data protection law, focus on Belgium (RTI2018-095367-B-I00)

Key publications

González Fuster, Gloria and Amandine Scherrer (2015), Big Data and Smart Devices and their Impact on Privacy‘, under the coordination of the Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits, Liberté et Sécurité (CCLS) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Policy Department C – Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs European Parliament. (pdf)

González Fuster, Gloria, Rocco Bellanova and Raphaël Gellert (2015), “Nurturing Ob-Scene Politics: Surveillance Between in/Visibility and Dis-Appearance“, Surveillance & Society 13(3/4), pp. 512-527. (pdf)

González Fuster, Gloria (ed.) (2015), Deliverable 1.2: The European Handbook for Teaching Privacy and Data Protection at Schools – the set of materials for teachersARCADES. (pdf)

González Fuster, Gloria (2015), ‘Curtailing a Right in Flux: Restrictions of the Right to Personal Data Protection’ in Artemi Rallo Lombarte and Rosario García Mahamut (eds.),  Towards a new European Data Protection Regime, Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia, pp. 513-537.

González Fuster, Gloria (2014), The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU, Springer, Dordrecht.