Dr. Maria Grazia Porcedda

Research Fellow, School of Law

University of Leeds

I conduct research on cybercrime and privacy rights in the context of the EPSRC-funded CRITiCaL project. Before joining the University of Leeds, I was a Research Associate at the European University Institute (EUI, 2012-2016), and a Researcher at Research Centre in Information, Law and Society (CRIDS, 2010-2011).

I hold a PhD in law and an LL.M. from the EUI, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Bologna (with honours from the Collegio Superiore), and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Cagliari.

I trained in the legal and societal matters of privacy rights and information security at the EDPS and the OECD. My early work has been acknowledged by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Premio Ruffini), and the Italian Information Security Association (Clusit).

I am a member of Europol’s Data Experts Network, and an advisory board member for data protection matters in the ERC-funded DomEqual Project.

My research focuses on law and technology, particularly on the relationship between privacy rights (respect for private and family life and protection of personal data), cybersecurity and cybercrime, in the EU and beyond. I also research on the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, legal empirical studies and participatory methods. Furthermore, I am interested in wellbeing in the workplace.