Dr. Elif Kiesow Cortez is a senior lecturer and researcher in data protection and privacy regulation in the International and European Law Program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS), Netherlands. Elif is the coordinator of the Legal Technology Minor and the Cybersecurity Minor at THUAS. Before joining THUAS, Elif was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. Elif’s doctoral research at the Institute of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg, Germany, was funded by the German Research Association (DFG). During her doctoral studies, Elif was a visiting fellow at Harvard Business School and a visiting scholar at Berkeley School of Law. Elif holds undergraduate degrees in law and in economics and her research is focused on utilizing economic analysis of law to provide recommendations for solving cooperation problems between public and private actors in the domains of data protection and privacy. Since 2018, Elif is an advisory board member for the CIPP/E Exam Development Board of the IAPP. Elif has been a TTLF Fellow since 2020.