Google Data Governance Chair

The «Google Chair for Data Governance» (Google Data Governance Chair) is a scientific project that brings together four universities in Southern Europe: from Spain, CEU San Pablo University; from Italy, the RomaTre University; from Greece, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; and from Portugal, NOVA School of Law.

The scientific committee of the project is chaired by Professor José Luís Piñar Mañas (San Pablo) and its members are Professors Georgios Yannopoulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Graça Canto Moniz (NOVA School of Law) and Vincenzo Zeno Zencovich (RomaTre).

The Chair was launched in 2021 at a Conference in Madrid, resulting from Google’s commitment to involving academia in reflecting on the challenges of Data Governance. Its main objective is, over 4 years, to contribute to this reflection through the production of thematic reports, the creation of an international and multidisciplinary network of researchers and through the organization of scientific events. To this end, several researchers were invited to join the network, including, from NOVA School of Law, Professor Fabrizio Esposito and Professor Athina Sachoulidou, and several scientific events were also organized, such as conferences and online seminars, on neurotechnology, data governance and protection of personal data. Chair members also participated on a panel in the 2022 edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDC), on the role of consent in the digital age.

This «Chair» was awarded to Professor Graça Canto Moniz