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SHORT BIO

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.

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.

WORK DETAILS

FIRST NAME AND LAST NAME Ingrida Milkaite

POSITION PhD Researcher at the Law and Technology Department

EMAIL Ingrida.Milkaite[@]UGent.be

TELEPHONE +32 (0)9 264 8482

SECRETARIAT +32 (0)9 264 68 32

WORKING DAYS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

OFFICE HOURS 09.00 h – 17.00 h

CONTACT HOURS On appointment

VISITING ADDRESS Voldersstraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

POSTAL ADDRESS Ghent University, Campus Aula, Voldersstraat 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • PhD Researcher, Law and Technology Department, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Ghent University (2017 – present)
  • Legal Consultant at the Legal Research Department, Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (2017)
  • Assistant Legal Advisor – Intern at the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF), Leipzig (2016)

EDUCATION

University Degrees

  • Master in Law, Magna cum laude, International and European Union Law, Vilnius University, Lithuania (2016).

Additional (inter)national (human rights) courses taken

  • Exchange programme at the University of Ghent, Belgium 2014-2015
  • Exchange programme at the University of Antwerp, Belgium 2015-2016
  • Participant of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition at Oxford University, United Kingdom, 2015

EXPERTISE

  • Children’s rights
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Freedom of expression
  • (European) Media Law

SIDELINE ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Human Rights Centre at the Faculty of Law and Criminology, Ghent University
  • Member of PIXLES (Privacy, Information Exchange, Law Enforcement and Surveillance)
  • Member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • Regular contributor to the Strasbourg Observers blog
  • Student training for the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition at Oxford University, United Kingdom, 2018-2019

SCIENTIFIC HONORS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS

  • January 2019. First Council of Europe Stefano Rodotà Award for the ongoing 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)
  • June 2016. Distinction for the Master’s Thesis “International Legislation and Practice on the Protection of Whistleblowers: Guidelines for Lithuania”

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Milkaite, I., & Lievens, ‘The changing patchwork of the child’s age of consent for data processing across the EU (January 2019)’. 22 January 2019.
  • Milkaite, I., Verdoodt, V., Martens, H., & Lievens, E. (2017). ‘The General Data Protection Regulation and children’s rights: questions and answers for legislators, DPAs, industry, education, stakeholders and civil society.’ Roundtable Report. • Milkaite, I., & Lievens, E. ‘Towards a better protection of children’s personal data collected by connected toys and devices’. Digital Freedom Fund. 3 December 2018.
  • Milkaite, I., & Lievens, E. ‘The Internet of Toys: Playing Games with Children’s Data?’, in ‘The Internet of Toys: Practices, Affordances and the Political Economy of Children’s Play’, eds. Giovanna Mascheroni and Donell Holloway. Palgrave Macmillan. (Forthcoming in 2019)
  • Milkaite, I., & Lievens, E. ‘Children’s Rights to Privacy and Data Protection Around the World: Challenges in the Digital Realm’. European Journal of Law and Technology. (Forthcoming in 2019)

ALL PUBLICATIONS

All publications by Ingrida Milkaite are listed in the ‘Ghent University Academic Bibliography’, Ingrida Milkaite@BiblioUGent.

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