Dr. Cristiana Teixeira Santos

Assistant Professor
International and European Law


  • Expert of the Data Protection Unit, Council of Europe
  • Expert for the implementation of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Support Pool of Experts
  • Expert of the Digital Persuasion or Manipulation Expert Group, Nudging and Dark Patterns 2022
  • Expert of the Rapporteur Pegado Liz, European Social Economic Committee for the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Online Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes, COM (2011) 794
  • Participation on the study on Interest Rates Restrictions in Consumer Credit for the European Commission (2010)

-INRIA International Chair - Starting Career 2023-2027. With this Chair and together with INRIA, we will advance our transdisciplinary collaboration on privacy, data protection and technology. During our work programme we will work on Subject access requests, Privacy signals, Tag Management Systems and Server-side Tracking, Paywalls, and Dark Patterns. 

-Co-coordinator of the Special Interest Group AI, Ethics and Law, of the focus area Human-centered Artificial Intelligence  

-Chair of Sustainable Computing Lecture Series

-Program Committee Chair of CONSeNT 2021, 2022 , Workshop on Consent Management in Online Services, Networks and Things

-Program Committee member and Service

  1. CPDP LatAm 2023 - Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference – Latin America
  2. FAccT 2023 - ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency 
  3. EDPL 2022 - European Data Protection Law Review (ad hoc)
  4. S&P 2022 - IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
  5. NLLP 2022, 2023 - Workshop on Natural Legal Language Processing 
  6. PETs 2021, 2022, 2023 - Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
  7. APF 2021, 2022, 2023 - Annual Privacy Forum
  8. IWPE 2021, 2022, 2023- International Workshop on Privacy Engineering
  9. LIIE 2020 - Workshop on Legal Issues in Intelligent Environments

-Member of RENFORCE - Utrecht Center for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe, Building Block "Digitalization & Technological Innovation in Europe: Impact on Core Values, Regulation & Enforcement".

-Collaborating Researcher of Jusgov - Research Center for Justice and Governance.

-Collaborating on privacy aspects on the project Power of One: Towards the Representation of Unheard and Unseen Individuals in the Hospital and Workplace. This project wants to see the unseen and hear the unheard – "people currently not included in abstract categories, datasets, or algorithms.”