Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Gabriela is a data protection professional. She obtained her PhD in law in 2013, from the University of Craiova, with her thesis “The rights of the person with regard to personal data protection”. In 2015, C. H. Beck published her book on the rights of the data subject, “Personal data protection. Rights of the data subject.” She obtained the first ever awarded “Junior Scholar Award” at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference in Brussels, 2014, for a paper in which she deconstructs the right to be forgotten into its prerogatives and she reveals that this particular right is present in EU data protection laws since the ’70s.

Gabriela worked for more than two years (March 2014- June 2016) for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, both for ‘Supervision and Enforcement’ and ‘Policy and Consultation’ Units. Notably, she represented the EDPS in various subgroups of the Article 29 Working Party, being a member of the drafting team of WP29 that assessed the EU-US Privacy Shield. Gabriela worked on international data transfers, international relations, EU large scale IT-systems (particularly, the Schengen Information System), case-law overviews and she was a member of the Court team.