Rosamunde van Brakel

Executive director

Rosamunde van Brakel is a researcher and doctoral candidate at the Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) Research Group where she is finalising her PhD in criminology on preemptive surveillance of children and its consequences.In addition, she is  managing director of the annual international Conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection. She studied at the KU Leuven and the University of Ottawa and obtained degrees in educational sciences and criminology. She previously worked as a policy assistant for the Representative of the Flemish Government in the UK and as a researcher for the Belgian Ministry of Justice. At the VUB she conducted research on freedom infringements of transport security technologies and evaluation and certification schemes for security products in the context of the EU FP7 projects SIAM and CRISP. From 2014-2015 she was seconded to work as a research fellow for the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy on the project: Big Data, Privacy and Security.


Irina Baraliuc

Cultural programme coordinator

Irina Baraliuc holds a BA in Law (2003) from the State University in Moldova and an LLM in Law and Technology (2010) from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and has working experience in international organizations dealing with development, human rights and democracy. As an affiliated researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS), she focuses on the public and the private in the digital world in relation with the enjoyment of copyright protected works, as well as on intellectual privacy online. She joined the Privacy Salon in 2016.


Karin Neukermans

Financial administrator

Having built a solid and extensive experience in the field of accounting, in 2016 Karin joined the Privacy Salon. She is currently dealing with administrative and financial matters on part-time basis. The rest of the time, Karin is pursuing her and her husband’s dream – the Finca San Vicente Bed & Breakfast in Colombia.


Lore Aerts

Events manager

After obtaining her Master in Revalidation and Physiotherapy, Lore joined Privacy Salon in 2017 on a part-time basis, where she is in charge of logistical and organizational matters. She has a few years of experience in organizing events and logistic practicalities, which go well together. The rest of the time, Lore is expanding her knowledge on events and online communication.


Diana dimitrova

CPDP programme assistant

Diana Dimitrova joined Privacy Salon in 2017 to support the programming of the annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference. She is also a research associate in the Intellectual Property Law Unit at FIZ Karlsruhe. Her research focuses on data protection and privacy, particularly in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice. Her previous work experience includes a research associate position at the Faculty of Law, KU Leuven and an internship at the Supervision and Enforcement Unit of the European Data Protection Supervisor. Diana holds an LL.M. degree in European Law from the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.