Dott. Chiara Rustici is an independent academic and data regulation analyst. Formerly a research grant recipient from Italy’s CNR, teaching fellow in Jurisprudence at the University of Genoa, and researcher at the Universities of Milan and Edinburgh, she has been Chair of the BCS Law Specialists Group and is part of the BCS governance team with the PPP committee. Dott. Rustici sits on the editorial board of the Journals Frontiers in Blockchain and Journal of Data Protection and Privacy and has published extensively on legal reasoning for academic publishers Computer Law Review International, Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, Bloomberg, O’Reilly books, Ragion Pratica, Contemporary Political Theory. More recently, Dott. Rustici has spoken at numerous international conferences on how businesses should prepare for the GDPR and was a frequent contributor on data regulation for general interest and trade publications Forbes, ComputerWeekly, HelpNetSecurity, Advisen, IQPC, Pharma IQ and EDRM. Dott. Chiara Rustici’s interviews on the impact of the GDPR on specific sectors have appeared in The Times, The Guardian,The Lancet, A.M. Best Newswire, PrivacySense, EyeforPharma, StaceyonIoT and IT Now. She has been instrumental in launching a GDPR Art. 40 Code of Conduct initiative at Duke University’s Center for Judicial Studies and in organising a series of in-depth GDPR workshops at the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. In 2019 she was recognised by her peers in the inaugural DPO200 list compiled by the Swiss-based GDPR Institut as one of the “individuals who have made significant contributions to the privacy and security sectors”. The awarding body considered several factors in compiling this list, including, social media impact, knowledge sharing and community support.
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