Julia Lonardoni Ramos
lecturer, Pontifical Catholic University
Scholarship: Online Summer Course on European Data Protection
7 – 11 September 2020
|“...my motivation to apply for this scholarship, besides of the love of learning about Data Protection, was to understand how the applications of GDPR works on Europe and apply it here in my country.”|
- Q & A with Julia Lonardoni Ramos
What is your legal background, your current occupation and country of work?
I hold dual citizenship of Italy and Brazil. Currently I am a senior at the Pontifical Catholic University in Brazil.
How do you use European law in your current work?
I work at a law firm, where I experience atfirst hand the importance of Data Protection.
Having also been a trainee at the Public Federal Ministry and the Court of Justice of the State of Parana, I was able to observe the impact of legislations on Data Protection. I am also currently a member of the research group about Technology and Innovation. My final college thesis, which was approved with honors, is called: “The Right of Informational Self-Determination as a Mechanism to Effect the Personal Data Protection”. All my activities in college show how important I believe Data Protection is, and how hard I worked to gain knowledge and experience about the subject.
What was your motivation for attending this particular event?
I’ve always had great interest in Data Protection, and during my years in college I published two articles related to the study of Digital Law, with the objective of implementing a judicial electronic system in the state of Parana, and subsequently implementing Data Protection in the electronic judicial system.
Outside of college my activities are also related to Digital Law and Data Protection. As I mentioned, I am the co-author of two books elated to Data Protection. The first related to Digital Law is called “Legal Technology & Digital Law: II International Congress on Law, Government and Technology”. The second is called “Exponential Law: The Role of New Technologies in the Legal of the Future”. Co-writing those books was an important step in my academical life, because it showed me that Data Protection is the area I want to work in after graduation.
I honestly believe that studying about European Law could help Brazil with the implementation of safeguards that Data Protection brings to the individual, especially in the fields of Human Rights, Privacy and Freedom. Our data protection law, called LGPD, just came into force. So my motivation to apply for this scholarship, besides of the love of learning about Data Protection, was to understand how the application of GDPR works in Europe and how top apply it here in my country. Finally, I was also motivated by the exam that I am about to take, the CIPP/E of International Association of Privacy Professionals – IAPP, which will give me more support in my work with data protection.
How did you benefit from the scholarship?
Through the Summer Course on European Data Protection Law, I was able to understand the GDPR better, and saw how the European Law is applied to share my knowledge with my community, in order to help Brazilians havetheir fundamental rights, such as privacy and freedom, safeguarded.
I have no words to express how grateful I am for this scholarship and for this opportunity to discuss data protection issues with people around the world. It was a unique experience, thank you to all! I hope one day I can take a course in person at the ERA.