Organisation: SPECTRE project, KU Leuven (CiTiP) (BE)
Athena Christofi is a doctoral researcher at KU Leuven (CiTiP). She conducts her research within the SPECTRE project (funded by Research Foundation - Flanders), which investigates data protection challenges in smart cities and how they could be addressed effectively. Potential solutions explored include the development of a collaborative smart city DPIA method, and the leverage of public procurement rules to enhance data protection in the smart city context where public-private-partnerships are prevalent. Athena holds an LLM in European Law from the College of Europe. Before joining CiTiP she worked as an academic assistant at the College of Europe, as a trainee at the Legal Service of the European Commission and as a legal advisor at a consulting firm.