Dariusz (Darek) Kloza is a doctoral researcher at the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology, and Society (LSTS) and at the Institute for European Studies (IES), both at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). He is also a part-time researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and a freelancer at the Centre for Direct Democracy Studies (CDDS) at the University of Białystok.
He holds both an LL.M. in Law and Technology (2010) from the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University (with distinction) and a master degree in law from the University of Białystok (2008). He was also an exchange student at the University of Copenhagen (2007-2008). The core of his academic interests is related to emerging technologies and law, and in particular to the fundamental rights to privacy and personal data protection. For his doctoral degree, he researches the stance of the European Court of Human Rights on privacy impact assessment (PIA) as a positive human rights obligation enhancing procedural justice.
He has been involved in researching privacy and personal data protection issues in a number of European Union's co-funded research projects, such as
- PIAF, Privacy Impact Assessment Framework for data protection and privacy rights (2011-2012),
- ADVISE, Advanced Video Surveillance archives search Engine for security applications (2012-2015),
- EPINET, Integrated Assessment of Societal Impacts of Emerging Science and Technology from within Epistemic Networks (2012-2015),
- PHAEDRA, Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion bEtween Data PRotection Authorities (2013-2015),
- MultiDisc, Shaping ‘Multidisciplinarity’ in the EU's ICT-Related Research Programmes (2013-2014),
- ARCADES, Introducing data protection and privacy issues at schools in the European Union (2015-2016),
- PHEADRA II, Improving Practical and Helpful cooperAtion bEtween Data PRotection Authorities II (2015-2017).
- Study at IES
- European Projects