Vanessa Franssen is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology of the University of Liège and an Affiliated Senior Researcher at the KU Leuven. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Luxembourg and member of the Brussels bar. She studied Law and Romance Languages at the KU Leuven and at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University of Paris 1. Previously, she was a Fulbright Fellow at Michigan Law School and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg. She obtained her PhD degree at the KU Leuven. She specialises in cybercrime, EU criminal law, criminal law and criminal procedure. She has specific experience in comparative and interdisciplinary research, particularly involving new technologies and data protection.