Gianclaudio Malgieri is an Associate Professor of Law & Technology at Leiden University (the Netherlands), where he conducts research at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies. He serves as the Co-Director of the Brussels Privacy Hub, as an Associate Editor of Computer Law and Security Review, and he coordinates “VULNERA“, the International Observatory of Vulnerable People in Data Protection. He is also a Guest Professor at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and an Affiliated Researcher at the Augmented Law Institute of the EDHEC Business School (Lille, France), an External Ethics Expert of the European Commission and an Advisory Board member of He conducts research on and teaches Data Protection Law, privacy, AI regulation, Digital Law, Consumer protection in the digital market, Data Sustainability, Intellectual Property Law.

Gianclaudio has authored more than 60 publications, including articles in leading international academic journals and a monograph, “Vulnerability and Data Protection Law” (Oxford University Press, 2023). His works have been cited by, inter alia, top international newspapers (The New York Times, The Washington Post, Le Monde, Politico, La TribuneFrance CultureilSole24Orela Repubblicail Corriere della Sera, Euractiv) but also institutions, e.g. the European Commission and the Council of Europe, the World Economic Forum, the Canadian Government, and the Canadian Data Protection Authority.  In 2020 he was the only EU scholar to receive the FPF Privacy for Policymaker Paper Award. He published in English, Italian and French and some works were translated even into Chinese.

He got an LLM with honours at the University of Pisa (2016) and a JD with honours at S.Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (2017). He was visiting student at the London School of Economics (2013), World Trade Institute of the University of Bern (2014), École Normale Superieure de Paris (2015) and Oxford University (2018).  He obtained a PhD in Law at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Centre of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he is now a Guest Professor and Affiliated Researcher. His PhD thesis focused on the notion of data subjects in the GDPR, in particular on the vulnerable data subjects. He also conducts research on automated decision-making, privacy and fundamental rights, surveillance, data ownership, intellectual privacy, and consumer law.

In addition, Gianclaudio Malgieri teaches guest lectures at Strasbourg University, Göttingen University, Pisa University and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. Before serving as the Co-director of the Brussels Privacy Hub, he was also the Training Coordinator of the Hub from 2018 to 2020.

He is a scientific project evaluator for the FWF Austrian Science Fund, Programme Committee Member of ACM FAccT Conference, of the CPDP (Computer, Privacy and Data Protection Conference), external advisor for Meta (Facebook), scientific advisor for Smart Global and co-organiser of the Brussels Privacy Symposium. He is also a peer reviewer of – among others – Computer Law and Security Review; AI & Society; International Data Privacy Law; Federal Law Review; Big Data and Society; Journal of Consumer Marketing; Information, Communication & Society; Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology; Opinio Juris in Comparatione.