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Helena Ursic-Vrabec


Dr. H. Ursic-Vrabec LLM
+31 71 527 2727

Dr. Helena U. Vrabec is a visiting researcher at eLaw.

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Dr. Helena U. Vrabec is a visiting researcher at eLaw and works as a data protection lawyer at Palantir Technologies in New York.

In 2018 Dr. Vrabec served as a resident fellow at Yale Law School and was part of the research center Information Society Project, supervised by Prof. Dr. Jack Balkin. Before her time at Yale, she worked three years as a researcher and a PhD candidate at Leiden Law School. During her PhD years in Leiden she also served as a European Commission ethics expert and gave lectures on privacy law for students and legal professionals. Prior to that, she worked as a privacy advisor for Ernst & Young in Amsterdam where she collaborated with the world’s leading corporations on implementing data protection mechanisms. 

Dr. Vrabec regularly publishes in peer-reviewed journals on the topics in relation to data protection, big data and law & technology, and gives talks at national and international conferences. For her academic achievements she was awarded several academic grants and awards.

Dr. Helena U. Vrabec holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Ljubljana (2013), an LLM from Tilburg University (2014) and a PhD in data protection law from Leiden University (2019).


  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden

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Kamerlingh Onnes Building
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2311 ES Leiden
Room number FLEX



  • Palantir Technologies Data Protection Lawyer
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