Dr Helena U. Vrabec holds a master’s degree in law from Ljubljana University (2013), an LLM from Tilburg University (2014) and a PhD in data protection law from Leiden University (2019).
In 2018 Dr Vrabec served as a resident fellow at Yale Law School and was part of the research center Information Society Project
, supervised by Prof. Dr. Jack Balkin. Before her time at Yale, she worked three years as a researcher and a PhD candidate at Leiden Law School (the Netherlands). During the years in Leiden she also served as a European Commission ethics expert and gave lectures on privacy law for students and legal professionals. Prior to that, she worked as a privacy advisor for Ernst & Young in Amsterdam where she collaborated with the world’s leading corporations on implementing data protection mechanism.
Dr Vrabec regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals on the topics in relation to data protection, big data and law & technology, and gives talks at national and international conferences. For her academic achievements she was awarded several academic grants and awards, among others the Fulbright and the Meijers prize.
Dr Helena U Vrabec is currently based in New York where she is a member of the privacy and legal teams at Palantir Technologies.