Olga is a researcher at VUB-LSTS. She joined the PhD programme at LSTS at the VUB Faculty of Law and Criminology in June 2018. She currently works on the Horizon 2020-funded project “Cyber-Trust| Advanced Cyber-Threat Intelligence, Detection, and Mitigation Platform for a Trusted Internet of Things”, which aims to create a novel cyber-security solution based on key proactive technologies, cyber-attack detection and mitigation tools, and distributed ledger technologies.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) and a Master of Laws in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the European University Viadrina (Germany). During her undergraduate studies, she was a visiting student for a semester at the University of Helsinki (Finland).
Keen on data protection and privacy issues, as well as the respective ethical implications, Olga previously worked for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium), the Free Software Foundation Europe in Berlin (Germany), the Hellenic Data Protection Authority in Athens (Greece), the International Clinical Trials Registry Platform of the World Health Organisation in Geneva (Switzerland) and the Greek Council for Refugees (Greece).
In her PhD dissertation, she focuses on the interplay between data protection and scientific research, with emphasis on the obligations of data controllers and processors.