Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Irena Nesterova Dr.iur.

Visiting Lecturer
Privacy and Data Protection

Doctor in Law (University of Latvia, 2013)
Master of Law (University of Latvia, 2009)   

Significant Professional Experience

  • Researcher, University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, Institute of Legal Science, since 2018
  • CEO, ICT Legal, since 2016
  • Lawyer, Gencs Valters Law Office, 2015-2016  
  • Legal adviser, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia, Department of Cooperation with the Court of Justice of the European Union, 2011-2015
  • Lawyer, MWG Ltd., 2009-2011
  • Lawyer, Visa Vērte Law Firm, 2008-2009

Current research

  • Research project on privacy, security and EU data protection law

Training and certification

  • Data Protection Officer Certificate, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht, Netherlands, 2018
  • Summer School on European Data Protection, Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany, 2018
  • Data Protection Officer Certificate, Data State Inspectorate, Latvia, 2017
  • Internet Law Summer School, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 2017

Other experiences   

  • Moderator of the discussion “Beyond intellgience: how to make AI accountable” at Riga StartCom Dialogue organised by NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, June 11, 2019
  • Guest lecture “Changing relationship between privacy and security in the data age: the implications of the GDPR and European case-law, University of Sheffield, March 5, 2019
  • Presentation of the paper “Security Notion and Impact on the Development of Data Protection Law” at the 77th International Scientific Conference, University of Latvia, Faculty of Law, on February 27, 2019
  • Presentation of the paper “The Changing Relationship between Privacy and Security in the Data Age” at the second international conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) “Baltic Sea Region:One Hundred Years On” organized by the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia, Riga on November 23, 2018
  • Presentation of the paper "Crisis of Privacy and Sacrifice of Personal Data in the Name of National Security: the CJEU Rulings Strengthening EU Data Protection Standards" at the 12th Annual European Society of International Law (ESIL) Conference in the agora Are Cyber Security and Privacy Reconcilable, Riga, Latvia, on September 9, 2016
  • Participation with a report “The Right to Privacy and Protection of Personal Data on the Internet: Implications of the Google Judgement” at the International Scientific Conference “European Integration and Baltic Sea Region: Diversity and Perspectives - 2015, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, on 12 June, 2015
  • Visiting lecturer, University of Latvia, Faculty of Economics and Management, Courses on International Human Rights Systems, 2015
  • Visiting Lecturer, Latvian Judicial Training Center, 2014-2015
  • Visiting Lecturer, Riga Stradiņš University, Courses on EU Human Rights Law and European Competition Law, 2013-2015

Main publications
Books

  • Crisis of Privacy and Sacrifice of Personal Data in the Name of National Security: The CJEU Rulings Strengthening EU Data Protection Standards. Ed. by Ulrich, G., and I. Ziemele (Eds.) How International Law Works in Times of Crisis. European Society of International Law Series. Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • Foundations of Data Protection Law. [Datu aizsardzības tiesību pamati.] U. Ķinis. (Ed.) Information Society Law [Informācijas sabiedrības tiesības]. (planned 2019).
  • The Impact of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on EU Criminal Law. [ES Pamattiesību hartas ietekme uz ES krimināltiesību attīstību.] Ā. Meikališa (Ed.) Kriminālprocesa likumam - 10. Pagātnes mācības un nākotnes izaicinājumi, Riga, Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2015.

Latest articles

  • Facial Recognition Technologies and General Data Protection Regulation. [Sejas atpazīšanas tehnoloģijas un Vispārīgā datu aizsardzības regula] Jurista Vārds, No. 38, 24.09.2019.
  • The General Data Protection Regulation one year on: what we can learn from the first enforcement actions in the EU. [Vispārīgajai datu aizsardzības regulai viens gads: ko varam mācīties no pirmās piemērošanas prakses ES] Jurista Vārds, No 21, 28.05.2019.
  • Security Notion and Impact on the Development of Data Protection Law. [Drošības jēdziens un ietekme uz datu aizsardzības tiesību attīstību] Proceeding of the 77th International Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia. Rīga: LU Akadēmiskais apgāds, 2019
  • The Changing Relationship between Privacy and Security in the Data Age. Accepted for publication at the Proceeding of the international conference Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) 2018.
  • The ECHR Judgment in the Case of Delfi v. Estonia: Liability for User-Generated Comments on Internet News Portal. [ECT spriedums lietā Delfi pret Igauniju: internata ziņu portālu atbildība par lietotāju komentāriem.] Jurista Vārds, No 29, 28.07.2015.
  • The CJEU Judgment in the Google Spain Case: the Right to be Forgotten and Personal Data Protection on the Internet. [Eiropas Savienības Tiesas spriedums Google Spain lietā: tiesības tikt aizmirstam un personas datu aizsardzība internetā.] Jurista Vārds, No 27, 15.07.2014.