Sara Degli Esposti

Email: sara.degli-esposti [at]
Teléfono: (+34) 916022409
Despacho: 3D9
Contratada Juan de la Cierva
Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos
Departamento de Ciencia e Innovación
Grupo: Sistemas y Políticas de Investigación e Innovación (SPRI)
Sara Degli Esposti

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Oct/2010 – Jun/2016: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Open University Business School (Milton Keynes, UK). Title of the dissertation: “Big Data and Data Protection: An Empirical Investigation."

Oct/2006 – Sep/2008: Master in Business Economics and Quantitative Methods (MSc), Department of Business Administration (University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain).

Oct/1999 – Mar/2005: Bachelor Degree in Sociology (BA Hons.), Department of Sociology and Social Research (University of Trento, Trento, Italy).


12/10/2018- 12/10/2020: Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Business in Society (CBiS), Coventry University, UK.

01/09/2018 – ongoingResearch Fellow, Institute of Goods & Public Policy (IPP), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Despacho 3D9, C/ Albasanz 26-28, 28037 Madrid (SPAIN).

01/09/2017-31/08/2018: Research Fellow. Centre for Business in Society, Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University, JAG 16, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, (UK). 

15/01/2017-31/08/2017:  Research Fellow. Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 5, 08860 Castelldefels, Catalunya (Spain). Funded by H2020 CANDID – Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility In smart Development projects (Grant Agreement no. 732561).

09/02/2015 – 29/11/2016: Executive Director. ISMS Forum Spain, Pº De la Habana 54, 2º-1, 28036 Madrid (Spain).

01/02/2012 – 30/01/2015: Research Assistant. The Open University, Walton Hall, MK7 6AA Milton Keynes (UK). Funded by EU FP7 “SURPRISE: Surveillance, Privacy and Security: A large scale participatory assessment of criteria and factors determining acceptability and acceptance of security technologies in Europe” (grant agreement no. 285492).

01/10/2008 – 30/04/2014: PhD Researcher. The Open University, Walton Hall, MK7 6AA Milton Keynes (UK). Funded by The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, as part of The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting project – WP1: The Role of Technology Companies in Promoting Surveillance Internationally.

01/10/2008 – 30/09/2010: Research Assistant. University Carlos III, 126 C\ Madrid, 28903 Getafe, Madrid (Spain).

02/10/2006 – 30/09/2008: Teaching Assistant. Department of Business Administration, University Carlos III, 126 C\ Madrid, 28903 Getafe, Madrid (Spain).


Oct-2018-ongoing: Co-leader of the task force on GDPR-Compliant Policies & Procedures, part of the Working Group for the correct implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation in Biomedical Research, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Health through the Alliance Against Cancer (ACC), part of European Institute of Oncology, Campus IFOM-IEO, via Adamello 16, 20139 Milan (Italy).

Member of the Program Committee of the Track ‘Re-Coding Black Mirror’, International World Wide Web Conferences WWW 2018, April 23-27, 2018, Lyon, France. doi>10.1145/3184558.3192319.


09/2017:  Best Full-Paper Award of the e-Business and e-Government track, British Academy of Management 2017 Annual Conference, University of Warwick, 5th-7th September 2017. Paper: “Watching or being watched? The double life of your smartphone”, co-authored with Kirstie Ball and Sally Dibb.

03/2014: Privacy-by-Design Ambassador, title awarded by Ann Cavoukian, former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (Canada).

04/2012: Awarded the conference grant to attend IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive 2012, 25-26 April, London.