Christopher Kuner


Dr. Christopher Kuner is professor of law and co-director of the Brussels Privacy Hub, a research centre at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium. He is also a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and an affiliated professor at the University of Copenhagen. The author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Kuner is editor-in-chief of International Data Privacy Law published by Oxford University Press, and has taught a course at the Hague Academy of International Law that has been published in volume 382 of the Recueil des cours of the Academy.

Recently Published

Creating International Frameworks for Data Protection: The ICRC/Brussels Privacy Hub Handbook on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action

Introduction The collection and processing of personally-identifiable data is central to the work of both international organisations working in the humanitarian sector (IHOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in protecting and delivering essential aid to hundreds of millions of vulnerable individuals. With the increased adoption of new technologies in recent years, and the increased complexity of data…

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The Court of Justice of EU’s Judgment on the “Right to be Forgotten”: An International Perspective

In its judgment published on 13 May in the case C-131/12 Google Spain v AEPD and Mario Costeja Gonzalez, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Grand Chamber, recognized a “right to be forgotten” with regard to Internet search engine results. Unfortunately, the judgment has important international implications that the Court did not sufficiently consider. In this post,…

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Extraterritoriality and the Fundamental Right to Data Protection

Christopher Kuner is affiliated with the Brussels office of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen. Following a series of thoughtful entries by Marko Milanovic, Anne Peters,…

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