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Legal researcher, KU Leuven

Diana Dimitrova obtained her BA in European Studies and Political Science/International Relations (summa cum laude) in 2010 from the American University in Bulgaria. During the Spring Semester of 2009 she was an Erasmus exchange student at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

Diana continued her studies at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands, where she obtained an LLM in European Law in 2011.

Before joining ICRI/CIR, Diana completed a five-month traineeship at the Supervision and Enforcement Unit at the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) in Brussels in the period March - July 2012.

At ICRI/CIR Diana is engaged in the FastPass and eVACUATE FP7 projects. Amongst her research interests are privacy, data protection, processing of biometric data, topics related to the regulation of external border control in the EU, Automated Border Control.


  • –present
    Legal researcher, Katholiek Universiteit of Leuven