Professor Christopher Kuner

Free University of Brussels

Christopher Kuner is professor of law and co-chair of the Brussels Privacy Hub, a research centre at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Brussels. He is also visiting professor at Maastricht University, an associate in the Centre for European Legal Studies of the University of Cambridge, and Senior Privacy Counsel in the Brussels office of the international law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He has been an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge, associate professor in the Law Faculty of the University of Copenhagen, and a visiting professor or visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Chuo University in Tokyo; the European University Institute; and the Oxford Internet Institute. He has taught a course at the summer school on the law of the European Union of the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute, and a special course in the summer session of the Hague Academy of International Law, which was published in volume 382 of the Recueil des Cours of the Hague Academy.
Dr. Kuner is founder and editor-in-chief of the law journal International Data Privacy Law published by Oxford University Press. He is also a member of the European Commission Multisectoral Stakeholder Group to Support the Application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The author of numerous books and scholarly articles, he is one of the three general editors of the Commentary on the GDPR published by Oxford University Press. His writings have been cited by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof), and a leading US federal district court. He has participated in the work of international organizations such as the Council of Europe, the OECD, and UNCITRAL, and in various expert groups of the European Commission. He has also been awarded a medal by the government of Japan for promoting EU data protection law in Japan.
His current research focuses on the global reach of EU data protection law, including questions of international jurisdiction. He also focuses on issues of the intersection between public international law and EU law, including the application of EU data protection law to international organisations.