We are a team of researchers investigating how the design and operation of modern computer systems are influenced by emerging technology regulations such as GDPR. Our mission is to create scientific methods and software artifacts that make it easy, efficient, and economical for the computing community to comply with technology regulations, and for people to exercise their digital rights. Our work derives from and contributes to multiple disciplines including database systems, cloud computing, security and privacy, measurements, and technology laws. You can find an overview of our work here.

Join us: We have openings for two PhD students in 2024-25. If you have a strong background in computer systems and data management, and are excited by our research agenda, please reach out. We also welcome undergraduate students who are interested in research.

Recent Updates

Oct 2023: Dr. Shastri joins King's College London as a Lecturer of Computer Science
May 2023: Unveiling GDPRxiv.org, our work on establishing the SOTA for GDPR enforcement
Jun 2022: Dr. Shastri is included as an expert on the European Data Protection Board
Sep 2021: Excited to welcome Chen Sun as our first doctoral student
Feb 2021: Our work on GDPR Anti-Patterns is published in the Communications of the ACM
Jan 2021: Dr. Shastri started at Iowa CS as an assistant professor
Sep 2020: GDPRbench presented at VLDB2020 and publicly released at GDPRbench.org

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