Elif Kiesow Cortez, CIPP/E


Dr., LL.M., Senior Lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Dr. Elif Kiesow Cortez is a lecturer in data protection and privacy compliance in the International and European Law Program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). Elif developed and teaches a course on data protection and privacy compliance that deals with current private sector challenges through case studies. Elif is also a researcher for the Cybersecurity Center of Expertise at THUAS.

Before joining THUAS, Elif was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. Elif's doctoral research at the Graduate School in Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany, was funded by the German Research Association (DFG). During her doctoral studies, Elif was a visiting fellow at Harvard Business School and a visiting scholar at Berkeley School of Law. Elif’s research is focused on utilizing economic analysis of law to provide recommendations for solving cooperation problems between public and private actors in the domains of data protection and privacy.

Elif also previously worked as a legal advisor and she is currently coordinator of the interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Minor at THUAS. She is a frequent speaker on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity issues.



Contributions by Elif Kiesow Cortez

  • Member of Publications Advisory Board 2021 - 2022
  • Member of CIPP/E Exam Development Board 2018 - 2020