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Bianca obtained her LLM in International Law and Globalisation from Maastricht University in 2017, where she specialised in human rights law. She completed her thesis on asylum seeker’s access to the labour market in the UK and Greece.

Bianca has been a certified Data Protection Officer since 2018, working as Senior Programmes Coordinator and DPO at ESOMAR, where she designed GDPR compliance frameworks for SMEs. Prior to her work in data protection, Bianca also worked as Research Assistant for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and as Gender Justice Project Lead for Gender Concerns International, a women’s rights NGO in The Hague.

As a PhD candidate within the LSTS and FRC at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Bianca will combine her studies in international law and human rights with her working experience in data protection and privacy. Bianca will focus her research on the impacts of migration and border control technologies on fundamental rights, with attention to EU-wide interoperable databases and proposed AI applications.

Research Expertise: Data Protection; Privacy; Human Rights; Migration Law; International Law; EU Law; Large-Scale Information Systems; Ethical and Legal Frameworks

Research Methodology: Doctrinal legal research; non-doctrinal/empirical legal research


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