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Dr. Dariusz Kloza

Senior Researcher

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Dr. Dariusz Kloza's Bio

Dr Dariusz (Darek) Kloza is a senior researcher at the Human Rights Centre (HRC) at Ghent University. His expertise concentrates on international fundamental rights law, especially the fundamental rights to privacy and personal data protection.

He earned a PhD in Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB; 2019) with a thesis on the concept of impact assessment in European privacy and personal data protection law. He holds 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’s degree in law from the University of Białystok (2008), including a student exchange at the University of Copenhagen (2007-08).

Previously, he was a researcher at the Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS; 2011-21) at the VUB, where he co-founded the Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab). He held in parallel a part-time research position at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO; 2015-17) and visiting fellowships, among others, at Bond University (Australia; 2016).

He also freelances at the Centre for Direct Democracy Studies (CDDS) at the University of Białystok (Poland), where he is co-editor of the ‘European Integration and Democracy’ Series (Intersentia).

Dr. Dariusz Kloza's Featured Publications

Dr. Dariusz Kloza's Publications

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Dr. Dariusz Kloza's Professional positions

  • Senior Researcher, Human Rights Centre (HRC), Ghent University, Belgium (2021-)
  • Researcher, Research Group on Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium (2011-21)
  • Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway (2015-17)
  • Visiting Researcher, Bond University, Australia (2016)
  • Trainee, European Commission, Directorate-General for Information Society and Media, Luxembourg (2010-11)

Dr. Dariusz Kloza's Education

University Degrees 

  • PhD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 2019
  • LLM, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, 2010
  • Master’s in law, University of Białystok, Poland, 2008
  • Erasmus, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007-08

Dr. Dariusz Kloza's Sideline Activities / Memberships

  • Assistant Editor, ‘Strasbourg Observers’ (2021-)
  • Co-editor, ‘European Integration and Democracy’ Series, Intersentia (2020-)
  • Member, Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (2015-)
Dr. Dariusz Kloza's work details
  • Contact Hours: On appointment
  • Visiting Address: Paddenhoek 5, 1st Floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Dariusz Kloza's expertise
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Privacy
  • Data Protection


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