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Professor Eva Lievens


Professor in Law & Technology, Ghent University, Belgium



Prof. dr. Eva Lievens is an Associate Professor of Law & Technology at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University. A recurrent focus in her research relates to the legal impact of the design and deployment of technology in today’s society, human and children’s rights in the digital environment, and the use of alternative regulatory instruments, such as self- and co-regulation to regulate tech phenomena. At Ghent University, Eva teaches ‘European Media Law’, ‘European Law & ICT’, ‘Cybercrime, Technology & Surveillance’, and ‘Data Protection Law’.



  1. Milkaite, Ingrida, Ralf De Wolf, Eva Lievens, Tom De Leyn, and Marijn Martens. 2021. “Children’s Reflections on Privacy and the Protection of Their Personal Data : A Child-Centric Approach to Data Protection Information Formats.” Children and Youth Services Review 129. https://doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106170
  2. Chatzinikolaou, Argyro, and Eva Lievens. 2020. “A Legal Perspective on Trust, Control and Privacy in the Context of Sexting among Children in Europe.” Journal of Children and Media 14 (1): 38–55.
  3. Milkaite, Ingrida, and Eva Lievens. 2020. “Child-Friendly Transparency of Data Processing in the EU : From Legal Requirements to Platform Policies.” Journal of Children and Media 14 (1): 5–21.
  4. Lievens, Eva, and Valerie Verdoodt. 2018. “Looking for Needles in a Haystack : Key Issues Affecting Children’s Rights in the General Data Protection Regulation.” Computer Law & Security Review 34 (2): 269–278.
  5. Verdoodt, Valerie, Damian Clifford, and Eva Lievens. 2016. “Toying with Children’s Emotions, the New Game in Town? The Legality of Advergames in the EU.” Computer Law & Security Review 32 (4): 599–614. 


Children’s rights, human rights, technology, digital environment, data protection, cybercrime, sexting
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