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Dr. Albena Kuyumdzhieva is a Programme Manager at the Research Ethics and Integrity Sector, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. Her work is focused on ethics of new technologies and on ensuring ethics compliance of personal data processing as part of the Horizon 2020 Ethics Review Process. In this capacity, Albena has been involved in the elaboration of policy guidelines and recommendations related to data ethics in research context.

Before joining the European Commission, Albena has provided advisory services to 16 governments in the Eastern European Neighbourhood Policy Region, the Balkans, Central Asia and West Africa. Albena holds the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and master degrees in Law and Finances.