Visiting Programme

DCU Law and Tech hosts a dynamic group of researchers with multiple disciplinary backgrounds, ranging from law and political science to computing and engineering.

Current Visiting Researchers

Gary Brady

Gary Brady is an LLM Student in Law and Technology at Utrecht University. His field of study concerns the evolving relationship between the law and technology with a specific focus on how digital advancements impact different societal actors and the growing role of the EU in shaping the regulatory response to technological innovation. His personal research centres on potentially manipulative personalisation practices used in online advertising in the context of consumer law.

 Gary previously graduated from Law & Society in DCU and has experience working in compliance and consulting roles relating to the GDPR.


Nicolò Di Paco

Nicolò Di Paco is a Ph.D. Student in law at the University of Pisa. His field of study concerns criminal procedural law, focusing in particular on corporate criminal liability and corporate procedural law. His research regards the use of AI technology in the context of corporate criminal compliance.

Nicolò graduated in law at the University of Pisa, and later, he interned at the Criminal Court of Pisa for eighteen months; in the meantime, he has practiced as a trainee lawyer. In October 2021, he passed the bar exam.

Andrés Chomczyk

Andrés Chomczyk is a PhD researcher at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and a MSCA fellow in the PROTECT ITN. He is visiting Dublin City University as a secondment of the PROTECT project.

His PhD research focuses on how make disclosure and transparency requirements useful within the context of the platform economy. In particular, he is exploring the development of a duty of assistance from data controllers, inspired by financial services regulation, to support data subjects in their data choices. Given this, his visit to DCU seeks to explore the influence of digital constitutionalism in the configuration and implementation of such a duty to safeguard the fundamental rights at stake.

Idoia Landa Reza


Idoia Landa Reza is a contracted research staff from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and a Law PhD, and is doing her visiting in the Dublin City University. Her research focuses on data protection in the health field.

The aim of her visit is to analyze the Irish Data Protection Act 2018 (Section 36(2)) (Health Research) Regulations 2018 (SI 314/2018) in order to compare it with the Seventeenth Additional Provision of the Spanish law (294/2018, LOPDGDD) and the articles 110 and 110bis of the Italian regulation (196/2003, Codice della Privacy).

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