Istvan Böröcz


Istvan Böröcz
Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS)
Building B, room 4C339
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussels

secretary +32 2 629 24 60
fax +32 2 629 26 62


István is a researcher at the research group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS). He is a member of the Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab). He obtained his LLM in Law and Technology at Tilburg University (2016) and his postgraduate specialist diploma in information and communication technology law at the University of Pécs (2015). He obtained his law degree (JD) at the University of Pécs (2013). His research focuses on the area of privacy and data protection. He is interested in the notion of risk to the rights and freedoms of the individual along with the legal, theoretical and practical issues of Human Enhancement Technologies (HETs), with special focus on cognitive enhancement.

He is involved in several EU co-funded research projects:


• MaTHiSiS




Relevant publications

• Data protection impact assessments in the European Union: complementing the new legal framework towards a more robust protection of individuals - d.pia.lab Policy Brief No. 1/2017, co-authors: Dariusz Kloza, Niels Van Dijk, Raphaël Gellert, Alessia Tanas, Eugenio Mantovani, Paul Quinn (Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab), ISSN 2565-9936 (2017)

• Risk to the right to the protection of personal data – an analysis through the lenses of Hermagoras, In European Data Protection Law Review (EDPL), Vol 2., Issue 4., Brussels, pp 467-480 (2016)

• Clash of interests – is behaviour-based price discrimination in line with the GDPR?, In Studia Iuridica, Essays of Faculty of Law, University of Pécs, Yearbook of 2015, pp 37-56 (2016)

• Data Protection Law in the Age of Big Data, co-author: Attila Kiss, In Rappai, Gábor – Filó, Csilla (eds.): Well – being in Information Society 2014. Conference proceedings, pp 149-154. (2014)

• Az adatvédelmi hatásvizsgálat módszertana [The Methodology of Data Protection Impact Assessment], co-authors: Zsolt György Balogh, Attila Kiss, Gábor Polyák, Gergely László Szőke, In Médiakutató, 2014 winter, Budapest, pp 77-92. (2014)

• A személyes adatok védelmének bírósági gyakorlata Magyarországon [The protection of personal data in the Hungarian judicial practice], In Jura, Vol 20., Issue 2, Pécs, pp 176-184. (2014)

• A Privacy Impact Assessment forrásai [The sources of Privacy Impact Assessment], In Infokommunikáció és jog, In Infokommunikáció és jog, Vol 11., Issue 59., pp 103-110. (2014)

• The tools of privacy protection at the dawn of a new era  Privacy by Design in theory and in practice, In Central and Eastern European eGov Days 2014 Conference Book, Vienna, pp 269-282. (2014)

• Don’t be evil – a Google adatvédelmi politikája az AdWords szolgáltatás tükrében [Don’t be evil – Google’s privacy policy according to it’s AdWords service], In Studia Iuvenum Iurisperitorum, University of Pécs Faculty of Law, Vol. 7, Pécs, pp 147-174. (2014)

• A beépített adatvédelem (Privacy by Design) elve [The Privacy by Design Principle], co-author: Gergely László Szőke, In Infokommunikáció és Jog, Vol 10., Issue 56., Budapest, pp 121-126. (2013)

• A munkahelyi érdek-összeütközés rendhagyó formája: munkavállalók megfigyelése pro és kontra [Irregular Interest-collision in the Workplace: Surveillance of Employees, Pros and Cons], In Infokommunikáció és Jog, Vol 10., Issue 55., Budapest, pp 99-101. (2013)


FORENSOR (FORENsic evidence gathering autonomous senSOR)

MaTHiSiS (Managing Affective-learning THrough Intelligent atoms and Smart InteractionS)

SUCCESS (Securing Critical Energy Infrastructures)

t-MAIL (Teacher Mobile Application for Innovative Learning)


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