Stephan Varga is a doctoral researcher in the Law, Science and Technology Joint Doctorate - Rights of Internet of Everything, funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
He has a background in law as well as in technology, having a Bachelor’s degree in Business Informatics from the Vienna University of Technology and a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Vienna. During his studies, he specialized in legal informatics (Computers and Law), spending a semester abroad at the University of Santa Clara in California and attending summer programmes in Alpbach, Istanbul and Florence.
As a scientific fellow in Professor Schweighofer’s Centre for Computers and Law at the University of Vienna he has carried out research in various projects funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. His workload has increased since the General Data Protection Regulation has entered into force in May 2018.
His doctoral research focuses on the Internet of Data: Fundamental Rights in the context of the IoE and Big Data.