Catherine Van de Heyning, prof dr., combines her academic tenure as professor in European fundamental rights at the University of Antwerp with a position as public prosecutor. Her research focuses on the impact of digitalisation on fundamental rights, in particular in criminal law and justice. She is a member of the advisory committee of the UN Human Rights Council. She is a member of academic journals in criminal and human rights law, and author of several articles on the topic. She is a part of the BELSPO funded @ntidote project on online hate speech and non-consensual distribution of intimate images.