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Dr. Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici

Prof. Dr. Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen, where she holds the Chair in European Technology Law and Human Rights. She is a holder of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in law from the University of Groningen Faculty of Law, a Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of Malta Faculty of Law, a Master´s Degree (MA) in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science from the University of Birmingham, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Malta Faculty of Law. Professor Mifsud Bonnici co-leads the Security, Technology & e-Privacy Research Group (STeP), an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to producing and sharing research on the interaction between law, security, technology, and human rights, within the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies at the Faculty of Law. Professor Mifsud Bonnici´s current research focuses on four main themes: privacy and security, data protection, Internet governance, and law and converging technologies. She supervises several doctoral research projects that deal with one or another of these research themes. Professor Mifsud Bonnici was the Coordinator of the Citizen Interaction Technologies Yield Community Policing (CITYCoP) project, and has been actively involved, along with research partners, in the design and execution of several interdisciplinary research projects funded by the European Commission. She is currently coordinating the ESSENTIAL project, a prestigious European Joint Doctorate project funding 15 PhD positions under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation. The ESSENTIAL project is a unique programme that brings together academic institutions, governmental organisations and private companies in the field of Security Science. She is the author of a monograph on Self-Regulation in Cyberspace (T.M.C. Asser Press, 2007) and several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on law, technology, and human rights issues.