Doctoral Seminars

BPH Privacy and Data Protection Doctoral Seminars

BPH Privacy & Data Protection Doctoral Seminars


The Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) is organising a Doctoral Seminar series to give the opportunity to Ph.D. candidates working on privacy and data protection topics at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) to present and discuss their work in progress. The aim of the series is to offer Ph.D. students at all research stages a training ground to refine and practice debating their scientific work, and to receive qualified feedback and questions from their peers and privacy and data protection experts. To this aim, each seminar will include a short presentation by the Ph.D. candidate, followed by an open discussion session with the audience. Seminars are also open to external participants.


Seminars are generally planned for Mondays from 12.30 - 13.30 as a working lunch, where participants can bring along their own lunch. Precise announcements of dates and topics will be made in advance via email.


Upcoming seminars:



Past seminars:


  • 23 April 2018: René Mahieu “The science of access request: empowering citizens in practice?”

Read the abstract here.


  • 7 May 2018: Laura Drechsler “EU data subject rights in cross-border data transfers”

Read the abstract here.


  • 28 May 2018: Klaudia Majcher “Coherence between EU competition and data protection law in the digital marketplace”
  • 4 June 2018: Barbara Diaz Alaminos “Artificial Intelligence and copyrights: originality and authorship”
  • 18 June 2018: Claudia Quelle "The legitimization of data processing: control and responsibility in the GDPR"
  • 19 July 2018: Anbar Jayadi (Hub Visiting Scholar) on “Indonesia’s readiness in data privacy enforcement”
  • 2 October 2018: Gianclaudio Malgieri “Dynamic Inalienability of personal data in the age of online Unfair Imbalance”


  • 26 November 2018: Sergi Vazquez Maymir, Equality of arms and electronic evidence gathering in the EU
  • 3 December 2018: Istvan Böröcz, “The privacy challenges evoked by human enhancement technologies concerning the human mind: Comprehensive anticipatory analysis as a legal obligation for the protection of the right to privacy in Europe”
  • Friday 11 January 2019: Imge Ozcan, "Situating the 'data subject': self-tracking in between big data culture and citizen science"


For questions, registrations and arrangements of appointments please contact Laura Drechsler (


The BPH Privacy & Data Protection Doctoral Seminars are organised in collaboration with VUB's Chair 'Fundamental Rights and Digital Transformation'.


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