Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna


Future of Privacy Forum

Senior Counsel

Gabriela is a Senior Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. She obtained her PhD in law in 2013, from the University of Craiova, with her thesis “The rights of the person with regard to personal data protection”. In 2015, C. H. Beck published her book on the rights of the data subject, “Personal data protection. Rights of the data subject.” She obtained the first ever awarded “Junior Scholar Award” at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference in Brussels, 2014, for a paper in which she deconstructs the right to be forgotten into its prerogatives and she reveals that this particular right is present in EU data protection laws since the ’70s.Gabriela worked for more than two years (March 2014- June 2016) for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, both for ‘Supervision and Enforcement’ and ‘Policy and Consultation’ Units. Notably, she represented the EDPS in various subgroups of the Article 29 Working Party, being a member of the drafting team of WP29 that assessed the EU-US Privacy Shield. Gabriela worked on international data transfers, international relations, EU large scale IT-systems (particularly, the Schengen Information System), case-law overviews and she was a member of the Court team.


Contributions by Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

  • Certification Nation! Limits and Benefits of GDPR Certification & ISO Standards
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2020 - Canceled
  • Personal Data Transfers After The CJEU 'Schrems II' Decision
    Speaker at Virtual Cork and Dublin KnowledgeNet: 30 July 2020
  • Data Protection by Design: From Zero to Hero
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Data Protection by Design: Implementing GDPR for Data Analytics
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • Opening General Session
    Moderator at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019
  • A Convention 108-CBPR Guide to Trans-Border Data Flows
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • Deciphering ‘Legitimate Interests’: Actual Enforcement Cases & Tested Solutions
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018
  • What Is the Current State of Play Regarding Certifications Under the GDPR?
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018
  • Cracking the Toughest Nut in a DPIA: Identifying Specific Harms
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2018
  • California’s CCPA: Toward an innovation-friendly, American GDPR?
    Speaker at Atlanta KnowledgeNet: September 11, 2018
  • Understanding Harms in Privacy and Data Protection
    Web Conference Speaker
  • GDPR Myth-Busting
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2018
  • An Interview With the EDPS
    Speaker at IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2017
  • Will the ePrivacy Reg overshadow the GDPR in the age of IoT?
    Privacy Tracker