Wen-Ting Yang (W.T.)

Wen-Ting Yang is a PhD researcher at Maastricht University (Faculty of Law). She is also a member of the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab and of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute (MEPLI). She obtained her current PhD position through the 2022 internal round and is carrying out her PhD project ‘Data-driven Nudges in Investment Apps ― An Opportunity to Develop a Healthy and Sustainable Financial Environment Amidst the Retail Investment Boom’. This project focuses on the legal permissibility and limitations of the use of ‘nudge techniques’ to facilitate retail investor protection.

Prior to her work at the faculty, she earned degrees in different fields of study, including Special Education (BEd), Engineering (MEng), Law (LLM), and Law & Digital Technologies (Advanced LLM). From 2017 to September 2022, she worked at the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, a leading sciences and humanities research institute in Taiwan. During this time, her research primarily focused on personal data protection.