Aurelia Tamo - Larrieux (A.)

Dr. Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux is an Assistant Professor for Privacy, Security, and Computational Law at Maastricht University. She has a background in law and economics and is specialized in research at the intersection of law and digital technologies with a particular focus on privacy, data protection, design approaches for privacy-friendly technologies, transparency of automated decision-making, automatically processable regulation, and trust in automation. Aurelia’s scientific publications on those subjects are open access and she has presented her research at numerous international conferences.

During her doctoral research, which was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Aurelia analyzed the application of the concept of data protection by design and default in an Internet of Things environment. Her research  “Designing for Privacy and Its Legal Framework” was published by Springer and won the Issekutz and SIAF award.

Aurelia is an active member of the research community, acts as a Principal Investigator on research projects related to encoding legal norms, organizes workshops and conferences on topics ranging from ethical, legal, and social implications of social robots to the creation of privacy-friendly and trustworthy technologies, is a member of the Social Responsibility Working Group at the H2020 Cost Action 19121 GoodBrother, and founded academic initiatives to connect young researchers and provide a platform to present their research on a podcast series. She was a visiting scholar at the Institute of Pervasive Computing at ETH Zurich, the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and the Institute of Computer Science at the University of St. Gallen. Furthermore, Aurelia has taught various classes on privacy and data protection at the University of Zurich, University of St. Gallen, and Mykolas Romeris University.

Before her appointment to Maastricht University, she was an International Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of St. Gallen (FAA-HSG) researching trust in automation and the impact of automatically processable regulation. She was also a postdoc at the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL-UZH) and Digital Society Initiative (DSI-UZH) both at the University of Zurich where she co-created LegalTech to automatically evaluate the data protection requirements of research projects.