Chiara Rustici

Independent EU Privacy and GDPR analyst

Chiara Rustici is an independent GDPR and EU privacy analyst. Formerly a research fellow with Italy's CNR, teaching fellow in Jurisprudence at the University of Genoa, and research scholar at the Universities of  Milan and Edinburgh, she has written extensively on how businesses should prepare for the GDPR.

She sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy and her interviews on the impact of the GDPR on specific sectors have appeared in The Times, The Guardian,The Lancet, PrivacySense, EyeforPharma, and The IoT Podcast. 

Chiara produces highly respected reports on the impact of the GDPR on insurance, pharma and biomedical research, AdTech and the IoT and is more widely known for her controversial views on explicit consent (distinction without a difference), on legitimate interest (consent through gritted teeth) and data as the new regulated industry.