Alexandra Ziaka is a Research Officer in the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project (HRBDT) at the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex. Her research interests lie at the implications of AI on human rights. Alexandra is particularly interested in the intersection of business and human rights and technology. Her research has focused on the tech companies’ corporate responsibility for a human rights-centred AI.
Alexandra is a licensed lawyer in Greece, holds an LL.M on International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex and an LL.M. on Public International Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Prior to becoming a Research Officer in HRBDT, Alexandra worked on digital rights in the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and the Data Protection Unit of the Council of the EU, while in 2019, she was granted a scholarship for her internship in HRBDT. She has also worked as a Legal Assistant in the International Organization for Migration (UN Migration Agency) in Greece, dealing, among others, with privacy issues arising in the humanitarian context.