César Augusto Fontanillo López

▌▌▌Doctoral Candidate at the KU Leuven.
▌▌▌Master’s degree in lawyering from the University of Camilo José Cela.

Researcher of the Centre for IT & IP Law, KU Leuven.

César is a lawyer and legal researcher holding bachelors both in Business Administration and Management and Law (cum laude) from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He also holds a master’s degree in lawyering from the University of Camilo José Cela (summa cum laude with the congratulations of the examination committee).

Before joining CiTiP, César has conducted research on the intersection of neuroscience and the law, with a focus point on electroencephalographic techniques of passive brain-computer interfaces. He has investigated under the H2020 COST Action 16116 of brain-controlled wearable robotics at the eLaw Center for Law and Digital Technologies of Leiden University as well as at the Biomechatronics and Biorobotics Lab of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. César has also worked as a cybersecurity intern at the Inter-American Defense Board in Washington D.C. and as a legal trainee at an international law firm specializing in intellectual property and information technology law before joining the center.

At CiTiP, César started conducting research on biometric technologies relating to image morphing and manipulation attack detection solutions for the evaluation of ID document authenticity, ID document verification and fraud detection under the H2020 EU-funded project iMARS. Currently, he is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Candidate under the Innovative Training Network TreSPasS. His PhD thesis focuses on the risk assessment of biometric data use and appropriate safeguards for biometric data processing.

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