Kristina Irion is Associate Professor (on research leave during 2016-17) at the School of Public Policy. She is presently at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. Her research covers law, regulation and public policy in the field of electronic communications, online content and services as well as privacy and data protection. She is intrigued by the combined effects of individual online transactions and commercial surveillance on society and information governance.
Kristina obtained her Dr. iuris degree from Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and holds a Masters degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Before joining CEU in 2007, she was a part time Legal Officer at the Data Protection Authority in Berlin (Berlin Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information) and worked as Senior Regulatory Counsel for a German mobile phone network operator. Kristina also gained working experience as a trainee at the European Commission in Brussels and was a visiting fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington.
Kristina was key personnel of fivecollaborative European research projects on privacy, independent media regulatory bodies, and building functioning media institutions. She provided expertise to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Europe, the OECD and ENISA. She is a member of the international advisory board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).