Dariusz Kloza

Dariusz Kloza

PhD Researcher European Economic Governance
+32 2 629 24 60


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).


  • KUŻELEWSKA, Elżbieta, KLOZA, Dariusz, KRAŚNICKA, Izabela & STRZYCZKOWSKI, Franciszek (eds.). 2015. European Judicial Systems as a Challenge for Democracy, European Integration and Democracy Series, Vol. 3, Intersentia Cambridge, 244 pp. Link
  • GOEL Sanjay, HONG Yuan, PAPAKONSTANTINOU Vagelis & KLOZA Dariusz. 2015. Smart Grid Security. SpringerBriefs in Cybersecurity, Springer-Verlag London Link
  • KUŻELEWSKA Elżbieta & KLOZA, Dariusz (eds.). 2013. Elections to the European Parliament as a Challenge for Democracy. European Integration and Democracy Series, Vol. 2 Link
  • KUŻELEWSKA Elżbieta & KLOZA, Dariusz (eds.). 2012. The Challenges of Modern Democracy and European Integration. European Integration and Democracy Series, Vol. 1 Link


  • KLOZA, Dariusz, VAN DIJK, Niels & DE HERT, Paul. 2015. Assessing the European Approach to Privacy and Data Protection in Smart Grids. Lessons for Emerging Technologies, in SKOPIK, Florian and SMITH, Paul (eds.) Smart Grid Security. Innovative Solutions for a Modernized Grid, Elsevier (Syngress), Waltham, MA, pp. 11–47 Link
  • KLOZA, Dariusz. 2013. "Public Voice in Privacy Governance: Lessons from Environmental Democracy", in Schweighofer Erich, Ahti Saarenpää and Janos Böszörmenyi (eds.) KnowRi§ht 2012. Knowledge Rights – Legal, Societal and Related Technological Aspects. 25 years of Data Protection in Finland, Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, Vienna, pp. 119-144 Link

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • KLOZA, Dariusz & MOŚCIBRODA, Anna. 2014. Making the case for enhanced enforcement cooperation between data protection authorities: insights from competition law. International Data Privacy Law, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 120-138 Link
  • KLOZA, Dariusz. 2014. Privacy Impact Assessments as a Means to Achieve the Objectives of Procedural Justice. Jusletter IT. Die Zeitschrift für IT und Recht. Issue 20 February 2014 Link
  • DE HERT Paul & KLOZA Dariusz. 2012. Internet (access) as a new fundamental right. Inflating the current rights framework?. European Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 3 Link
  • KLOZA, Dariusz. 2010. E-commerce and Recognition and Enforcement of Judgements in the EU. Latest Developments. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 4 No. 1 Link

Commissioned Research & Policy Work

  • SHAHIN Jamal, MEYER Trisha, KLOZA Dariusz & BIEDENKOPF Katja. 2014. Building bridges, breaking barriers. The smart approach to distance between disciplines in research projects. SMART 2013/0025, Brussels: European Commission. Link
  • DE HERT Paul, KLOZA Dariusz, WRIGHT David. 2012. Recommendations for a privacy impact assessment framework for the European Union. Deliverable D3 of the PIAF [A Privacy Impact Assessment Framework for data protection and privacy rights] project Link

Newspaper Op-eds & Online Commentary

  • DE HERT Paul, KLOZA Dariusz. 2014. Corporate transparency is crucial, but it must also become far more meaningful. The PrivacySurgeon Link
  • DE HERT Paul, KLOZA Dariusz. 2011. WikiLeaks, privacy, territoriality and pluralism. What does matter and what does not? TILT [Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society] Blog Link