Ying Lin is a doctoral researcher at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) research group and a member of the Cyber and Data Security Lab (CDSL). He started his PhD under the supervision of Prof Vagelis Papakonstantinou. He is working on the research project “How to enable personal data transfers with the EU for the US and China: illusion and reality”, within the framework of the China Scholarship Council Programme (CSC-VUB Scholarship Programme)
He holds LL.M. in International and European Law with specialization in Data Law from the VUB/BSOG (Great Distinction) in 2022, and a BA in management from Chongqing University of Technology in 2018.
Prior to joining LSTS, he worked as a lawyer in China, mainly practicing criminal law. His academic interests include data governance, cross-border data transfers, AI regulation, and international interoperability of legal digital regimes.