Ingrida is a PhD researcher in the research group Law & Technology at Ghent University. She is affiliated with the department of Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Private Law and Business Law. Ingrida is a member of the Human Rights Centre at the Faculty of Law and Criminology at Ghent University, PIXLES (Privacy, Information Exchange, Law Enforcement and Surveillance) and the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Ingrida is working on the research project “A children’s rights perspective on privacy and data protection in the digital age: a critical and forward-looking analysis of the General Data Protection Regulation and its implementation with respect to children and youth” (Ghent University, Special Research Fund). This project will monitor the implementation of the GDPR in relation to children(‘s rights) from 2017 until 2021.
In January 2019, together with Eva Lievens, she was awarded the Stefano Rodotà Award by the Council of Europe for their groundbreaking research into the child’s right to privacy and data protection in the digital age.
Prior to her current position, Ingrida took part in the 2015 Price Media Law Moot Court Competition at Oxford University, worked as a Legal Consultant at the Legal Research Department of the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania, held the positions of an Assistant Legal Advisor-Intern at the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig, Germany and a Legal Intern at the Prosecutor General’s Office of Lithuania in Vilnius.
Ingrida obtained her Master’s degree in International and European Union Law from Vilnius University in 2016 and defended her Master‘s thesis “International Legislation and Practice on the Protection of Whistle-Blowers: Guidelines for Lithuania“ with distinction.
Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken