Integrated Phd Researcher

Maria Eduarda Gonçalves

research interests

Economic law; information technology law; European law; social studies of science and technology; risk regulation.

Short Bio

Doctorat d’État en Droit, Univ. Nice, France; LL.M., Harvard Law School, USA. Professor of Law at ISCTE – IUL. Researcher at DINÂMIA’CET – IUL; Director of this Centre from May 2013 to May 2016.


Member of the General Council (2009/17) and of its Specialised Commission for Scientific Research (2015/17), ISCTE-IUL. Invited Professor at the Faculty of Law, UNL (2003/13).


Has participated in 16 research projects funded by the EU or the FCT; Principal Investigator of 7 FCT projects. Supervised c. 40 Post-doc, PhD or Master theses; has been a member of c. 70 academic juries.


Member of the following councils and commissions: the Scientific Council for the Social Sciences and Humanities of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology; the External Scientific Advice Commission of CEDIS – Research Centre on Law and Society of the Faculty of Law of the New University of Lisbon; the Scientific Council of UniFoj – Legal and Judiciary Training Unit of the Permanent Observatory of Justice of the University of Coimbra; the External Scientific Advice Commission of UNIARQ – Centre of Archaeology of the University of Lisbon.


Member of several expert groups, namely the Expert Group on Science and Governance, EC (2005/07) and the Expert Group on Bench-marking of Science and Technological Policies, EC (2001/02). Delegate of Portugal to the Advisory Group of Experts on the Law of the Sea of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Unesco and to the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. C. 200 publications (books, articles, book chapters, reports, etc.).

research project at dinâmia'cet-IUL

M. E. Gonçalves (2019), “The risk-based approach under the new EU data protection regulation: a critical perspective”, Journal of Risk Research.

Main publications

M. E. Gonçalves, P. Guibentif, G. Rebelo (coord.) (2018), Constituição e Mudança Socioeconómica, Lisboa: Principia

M.E. Gonçalves and M.I. Gameiro (2018), “Marine scientific research in the EEZ and on the continental shelf: Portugal’s input to UNCLOS, and experience in addressing foreign research entities’ requests for access”, in M. J. Bebianno, J. Guerreiro, T. Carvalho, M. I. Gameiro, Sustainable Development of the Ocean: A Necessity, Conferência de Homenagem a Mário Ruivo, Faro: University of Algarve, 2018, pp. 79-108

M.E. Gonçalves (2017), “The EU Data Protection Reform and the Challenges of the Big Data. Remaining uncertainties and ways forward”, Information & Communications Technology Law 26 (2), 1-26.

E. J. Gonçalves, F J. A. S. Barriga, M. E. Gonçalves (2015), “Um património para o futuro, A common heritage for the future”, in M. Ruivo (coord.), Do Mar Oceano ao Mar Português. From the Ocean to the Portuguese Sea, Lisboa: CTT e CNC, 31-86

Main projects

Regulation of risks of science and technology in the era of social networks, DINAMIA’CET- IUL, jointly with Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, funded by the FCT (2013/15); Principal Investigator.

Protecting Privacy and Personal Data in a Post-Charter Europe (PROTECT); DINAMIA’CET-IUL, funded by the FCT (2011/13); Principal Investigator.

The Lanscape and Isobars of Values in Relation to Science and Technolog” (VALUE ISOBARS), coordinated by the University of Bergen, funded by the EU 7th Framework Programme on R&D; in charge of Work Package 4 Values and Regulation, DINÂMIA’CET (2009/11).

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