Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Vice President for Global Privacy, Future of Privacy Forum

Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Speaker Bio


Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna is Vice President for Global Privacy for the Washington DC-based Future of Privacy Forum, where she leads the work on Global privacy and data protection developments, coordinating FPF's offices in Brussels, Tel Aviv and Singapore. She is also an Associated Researcher for the LSTS Center of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Gabriela is a member of the Reference Panel of the Global Privacy Assembly and was a member of the Executive Committee of ACM's Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FaccT) Conference. She has experience in working for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, dealing with enforcement, litigation and policy matters, and contributed to the work of the Article 29 Working Party. She holds a PhD in law with a thesis on the rights of the data subject from the perspective of their adjudication in civil law, and an LLM in Human Rights. She published a comprehensive volume on the rights of the data subjects in 2015 (Protectia datelor personale. Drepturile persoanei vizate", C.H. Beck, Bucharest, 2015), and is one of the co-authors of "GDPR: A commentary", Oxford University Press, 2020.