ioana vasiuPROFESSOR

  • Doctor of Juridical Science, Faculty of Law, Babeş-Bolyai University (1994).
  • Courses: Cybercrime; ICT Law; e-Commerce & Cybersecurity; History of Romanian Law.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Vice Dean, Faculty of Law, Babeş-Bolyai University (2020-Present).
  • Organizer, Online Conference “Data Privacy & Security”, 14 May 2020.
  • Member of the Board of Directors 2014-2024, International Association of Penal Law.
  • Expert Evaluator, Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Secure Societies - Protecting Freedom and Security of Europe and its Citizens, Research Executive Agency, European Commission, Sep-Oct 2018.
  • Chair, International Conference “Protecting Personal Safety, Privacy, and Intellectual Property Rights in Cyberspace”, 26 October 2018.
  • Expert Evaluator, Horizon 2020 ICT for Health, Well-being and Active & Healthy Ageing, Research Executive Agency, European Commission, May-Jun 2018.
  • Expert Evaluator, Horizon 2020 Secure Societies, Research Executive Agency, European Commission, Sep-Oct 2017.
  • External Affiliated Member, Cybersecurity and Internet Governance Program, Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University, U.S.A.
  • Chair, International Conference “Advanced Cyberlaw and Electronic Security”, 16 June 2017:
  • Expert Evaluator, Horizon 2020 Secure Societies, Research Executive Agency, European Commission, Sep-Oct 2016.
  • Member of the Babeş-Bolyai University’s Scientific Council (Oct 2015-Present).
  • Chair, International Conference “Preventing and Combating Cybercrime”, 20-21 May 2016:
  • Coordinator, Cybercrime Research Unit, Faculty of Law, Babeş-Bolyai University.
  • Member of the Council of the Faculty of Law 2016-2024, Babeş-Bolyai University.
  • Expert Evaluator, Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020, Research Executive Agency, European Commission, May-Jun 2014.
  • Chair, International Conference “The Rule of Law in the Digital Era”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 8-9 May 2015.
  • Member of the Board of the Romanian Penal Law Association.
  • Chair, International Criminal Law Conference “Crimes, Criminals and the New Criminal Codes: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Legal Response”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 27-29 March 2014.
  • Partner and Lead Researcher on several international projects:
    • The FP7 project "CONSENT: Consumer sentiment regarding privacy on user generated content (UGC) services in the digital economy", European Commission, May 2010 - April 2013.
    • The OLAF project "Rights of Defence in Fraud Investigations", 2004-2005.
    • The "Provision of Information by Courts and Court Administrations: A Comparative Inventory of Eight European Countries and the USA" project, Dutch Council for the Judiciary, 2005.
    • The "Grotius II (Criminal)" project, European Commission, 2002.
  • Chair, International Conference "Perceptions, Privacy and Permissions: The Role of Consent in On-line Services", Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 6–7 September 2012.
  • Co-Chair, Management and Delivery of Justice Group, European Group of Public Administration, 2002-2006.
  • Participant in the OECD's Regulatory Governance in South East European Countries, 2004.
  • Expert Criminologist, UNDP Romania, 2000.
  • Member of the Romanian Association of Intellectual Property Law.
  • Member of Pergam.
  • Member of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Cyber Extortion and Threats: Analysis of the United States Law, Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 14 (1), 3-28 (2020).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Attributes of the Criminal Copyright Infringement Phenomenon, Romanian Intellectual Property Law Review, No. 2/2020, 23-31 (2020).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Initial Copyright Ownership in Software Developed as Work Made for Hire, Romanian Intellectual Property Law Review, No. 1/2020, 44-52 (2020).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Criminal Copyright Infringement: Forms, Extent, and Prosecution in the United States, University of Bologna Law Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, 229-260 (2019).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Criminal Enforcement of Copyright as an Important Safeguard for Economic and Security Interests, European Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 8 (3), 228-236 (2019).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Litigation Aspects in Criminal Copyright Infringement Cases, Romanian Intellectual Property Law Review, No. 2/2019, 32-39 (2019).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Cyberviolence: The Threatening Communication Cases, Pratt’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, Vol. 5, No. 4, 107-115 (2019) (LexisNexis A.S. Pratt).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Cybersecurity as an Essential Sustainable Economic Development Factor, European Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 7, Iss. 4, 171-178 (2018).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Essential Aspects Concerning the Processing of Personally Identifiable Information, Romanian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, 2, 170-177 (2018).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Backdoor Man: A Radiograph of Computer Source Code Theft Cases, Journal of High Technology Law, Vol. 18, 1-37 (2017).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Malicious Cyber Activity Distribution, Attribution, and Retribution, In “Advanced Cyberlaw and Electronic Security”, 9-19, Accent Publishing (2017).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Personal Data Protection in Romania: The Legal Framework and Results From a Longitudinal Study, In “Advanced Cyberlaw and Electronic Security”, 108-117, Accent Publishing (2017).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Light My Fire: A Roentgenogram of Cyberstalking Cases, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 40(1), 41-68 (2016).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Proposed Objectives, Technology, and Activities of a Cybercrime Center, In “Preventing and Combating Cybercrime” (I. Vasiu & F. Streteanu, Eds.), 46-53, Accent Publishing (2016).
  • Versavia Brutaru, Stefan Danes, Constantin Duvac, Ioan Griga, Ion Ifrim, Gheorghe Ivan, Gavril Paraschiv, Ilie Pascu, Ion Rusu, Marieta Safta, Iancu Tanasescu, Tudorel Toader, Ioana Vasiu, Explicatiile noului Cod penal. Vol. IV. Art. 257-366, Universul Juridic (2016).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Riders on the Storm: An Analysis of Credit Card Fraud Cases, Suffolk Journal of Trial & Appellate Advocacy, Vol. XX, 184-217 (2015).
  • Antoniu George, Versavia Brutaru, Constantin Duvac, Ion Ifrim, Daniela Iuliana Lamasanu, Ilie Pascu, Marieta Safta, Constantin Sima, Tudorel Toader, Ioana Vasiu, Explicațiile noului Cod penal. Vol. III. Art. 188-256, G. Antoniu, T. Toader (Coord.), Universul Juridic (2015).
  • Ioana Vasiu, Noul Cod penal şi protecţia securităţii sistemelor informatice, In “Avocatura în România: 150 de ani în linia întâi a luptei pentru drept” (Coord. Monica Livescu), Hamangiu Publishing, Bucharest, 450-458 (2015).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, A Framework For Secure Electronic Payments, In “The Rule of Law in the Digital Era” (I. Vasiu & F. Streteanu, Eds.), Accent Publishing, 65-78 (2015).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Dreptul tehnologiei informaţiilor şi comunicaţiilor (ICT Law), Albastră Publishing (2014).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Break on Through: An Analysis of Computer Damage Cases, 14 Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law & Policy, Vol. XIV, 158-201 (2014).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, End-user Privacy and Security Threats on UGC Websites, In “Crimes, Criminals and the new Criminal Codes: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Legal Response - In Honorem Professor George Antoniu”, Accent Publishing, 73-80 (2014).
  • Ioana Vasiu, Istoria Dreptului Românesc: Studii, Sinteze, Comentarii, Albastră Publishing (2014).
  • Ioana Vasiu, Protecţia securităţii sistemelor informatice potrivit legislaţiei în vigoare, Revista de Drept Public, XIX (45), 4, 115-120 (2014).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Cyberstalking Nature and Response Recommendations, Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(9), 229-234 (2013).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, The Cybercrime Challenge: Does the Romanian Legislation Answer Adequately?, Law Review: International Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Online, Vol. III, Issue 2, July-December, 42-51 (2013).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, We Create, You Tube, They Infringe: Cases and Considerations Regarding Intellectual Property Rights on User Generated Content Websites, Romanian Intellectual Property Law Review, 3, 95-103 (2013).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, The First E-Commandment: Thou Shall Not Track Without Consumers' Informed Consent, Romanian Intellectual Property Law Review, 3, 197-201 (2012).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Criminalitatea în cyberspaţiu (Criminality in Cyberspace), Universul Juridic, Bucharest (2011).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Licenţa de folosire a programelor informatice, Constituţie sau Dictat? (The Software License Agreement: Constitution or Diktat?), Romanian Intellectual Property Law Review, 3, 62-68 (2011).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu,Informatică juridică şi drept informatic, Albastră Publishing, Cluj-Napoca (2009).
  • Ioana Vasiu, National Reports - Romania, International Review of Penal Law, Vol. 79, 3/4, 259-270 (2008).
  • Ioana Vasiu, The Rights of the Defence in Fraud Investigations: The Case of Romania, In “Defence Rights during Administrative Investigations” (O. Jansen & P. M. Langbroek, Eds.), Intersentia, Antwerpen-Oxford, 317-366 (2007).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Afaceri electronice: Aspecte legale, tehnice şi manageriale, Albastră Publishing (2007).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Top Management Skills in E-Government: A Conceptual Framework, Journal of e-Government, Vol. 2(3), 5-17 (2006).
  • Ioana Vasiu et al., Roumanie/Romania, In “L'administration de la justice en Europe et l'évaluation de sa qualité” (Marco Fabri, Jean-Paul Jean, Philip Langbroek & Hélène Pauliat, Eds.), Montchrestien, Paris, 339-363 (2005).
  • Lucian Vasiu & Ioana Vasiu, Dissecting Computer Fraud: From Definitional Issues to a Taxonomy, Proceedings of the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE Computer, U.S.A. (2004).
  • Lucian Vasiu & Ioana Vasiu, A Taxonomy of Malware Use in the Perpetration of Computer-related Fraud, In U.E. Gattiker (Ed.), EICAR 2004 Conference: Best Paper Proceedings, Copenhagen: EICAR e.V. (2004).
  • Lucian Vasiu & Ioana Vasiu, Riscul de atac electronic asupra sistemelor de informaţii, In “Fenomene şi procese cu risc major la scară naţională”, Filip, F.G. & Simionescu, B. C. (Coords.), Romanian Academy Publishing, 145-165 (2004).
  • Ioana Vasiu, Provision of information by courts - the case of Romania, In “Provision of information by courts and court administration: A comparative inventory of eight European Countries and in the USA” (P.M. Langbroek & W.J.M. Voermans, Eds.), Utrecht, 89-95 (2004).
  • Antonie Iorgovan & Ioana Vasiu, Press offences - the real balance between press liberty and personal dignity, In “The contributions of mass media to the enlargement of the European Union” (A. Landuyt, R. de la Brosse & I. Horga, Eds.), Jean Monet Project & International Institute of Administrative Sciences, Brussels (2003).
  • Antonie Iorgovan, Ioana Les & Ioana Vasiu, Quality and Justice in Romania, In „The Administration of Justice in Europe: Towards the development of quality standards” (M. Fabri, P. M. Langbroek & H. Pauliat, Eds.), Editrice Lo Scarabeo, Bologna, Italy (2003).
  • Ioana Vasiu & Lucian Vasiu, Totul despre hackeri, Nemira Publishing (2001).
  • Ioana Vasiu, Criminalitatea informatică, Nemira Publishing (1998).
  • Victor-Valeriu Patriciu, Ioana Vasiu & Şerban-George Patriciu, Internetul şi dreptul, Ed. All Beck, Bucharest (1999).

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS

  • Keynote Address: Future of Mind, Future of Privacy, Future of Security, Online Conference “Data Privacy & Security”, 14 May 2020.
  • Keynote Address: E-Evidence, Privacy, Trust, “Poliţia Română: Viziune, concepte şi valori integrate în sistemul judiciar european” (Romanian Police: Vision, Concepts, and Values Integrated in the European Judicial System) Conference, 20 March 2019.
  • Keynote Address: Essential Legal Aspects Regarding Workplace Bots and Smart Contracts, International Conference “Legal Aspects of the Digital Economy”, 21 November 2018, Cluj-Napoca.
  • Keynote Address: Cyberviolence: Typology and Cases of Pernicious Speech on Facebook, International Conference “Protecting Personal Safety, Privacy, and Intellectual Property Rights in Cyberspace”, 26 October 2018 (with L. Vasiu).
  • Keynote Address: Essential Aspects Concerning the Processing of Personally Identifiable Information, International Conference “Protecting Personal Safety, Privacy, and Intellectual Property Rights in Cyberspace”, 26 October 2018.
  • Keynote Address: Consent Under GDPR: Essential Attributes, Modalities, and Dynamics, International Conference “GDPR: From Theory to Practice”, Cluj Bar Association, June 2018.
  • Keynote Speech: GDPR: A Privacy Panacea in the World of Big Data and IoT, or Big Implementation Conundrum for Organizations?, “GDPR Made Easy” Conference, Cluj-Napoca, June 2018.
  • Keynote Address: A Radiograph of Computer Source Code Misappropriation Cases, International Conference “Advanced Cyberlaw and Electronic Security”, Cluj-Napoca, 16 June 2017 (with L. Vasiu).
  • Keynote Address: A Roentgenogram of Cyberstalking Cases, International Conference “Preventing and Combating Cybercrime”, Cluj-Napoca, 20-21 May 2016 (with L. Vasiu).
  • Workshop Moderator, “Actual Strategies for Fighting Traditional Organized Crime; International Cooperation in Criminal Matters", International Conference "The Efficiency of Legal Norms”, June 2015.
  • “Illegal Interference with Public Administration Computer Data and Systems”, Public Administration in Crisis Situations Conference, National School of Political And Administrative Studies, Bucharest, Romania, October 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker: Break on Through: An Analysis of Computer Damage Cases, Cybersecurity Romania Conference, Swiss WebAcademy, Sibiu, October 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker: User Generated Content Websites: A Profitable Medium for Cybercriminals, Cybersecurity Romania Conference, Swiss WebAcademy, Sibiu, September 2013.
  • Keynote Speaker, “Criminalitatea economică financiară în secolul 21” Conference, Oxygen Events, National Bank of Romania and IBM, Bucharest, Romania, 20-21 March 2012.
  • Workshop Moderator, “The Efficiency of Legal Norms” Conference, Cluj-Napoca, 2014.
  • Panel Chair, “Online Privacy: Consenting to your Future” Conference, Malta, 2013.
    “The Security of Computer Data and Systems and the Romanian Criminal Law”, International Conference Criminal repression in the context of the economic crisis and the maximization of crime at european and global level, Romanian Association of Penal Law and the International Association of Penal Law, Bucharest, Romania, 2013.
  • “Cyberstalking: Forms and regulatory challenges”, Efficiency of Legal Norms Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker: Eastern and Western Europe Privacy and Internet Attitudes: A Cross Cultural Comparison, Workshop on Cultural Differences, Consent Conference, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy, 2011.
  • Keynote Speaker, “Infracţiuni la graniţa de est a Uniunii Europene. Criminalitatea informatică”, Vâlcea Bar Association, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania, 2011.
  • “Structures and processes for consultation: The advancement of transparency in enhancing the quality of public administration” Forum, Hellenic Institute of Administrative Sciences, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008.
  • Moderator, Section “With ICT, Transparency, and Accountability we can win the war on corruption”, RCPAR/HIAS Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008.
  • “National Report Romania”, Preparatory Colloquium of the XVIII International Congress of Penal Law, Section II - Criminal Law. Special Part: Financing of Terrorism, Cleveland, OH, USA, April 2008.
  • “E-government Applications in the Service of Citizens” Seminar, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2006.
  • Strategies for Revitalising Public Administration in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and the CIS countries Seminar, Ptolemaida-Kozani, Greece, 2005.
  • “Fighting Corruption in Justice: The importance of Leadership, Staff selection and Sanctions”, Annual Conference of the European Group of Public Administration, Bern, Switzerland, 2005.
  • “A Meromorphic Model for Discouraging Corruption in Public Organizations”, Annual Conference of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Como, Italy, 2005.
  • “The Romanian Integrated Justice Information System”, Implementing High Quality Regulation: Communication, Compliance and Enforcement Seminar, organized by the OECD, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2004.
  • “Top Management Skills in E-Government: A Conceptual Framework”, Joint Annual Conference of the International Institute of Public Administration and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Seoul, Korea, 2004.
  • “A Conceptual Framework of Leadership in Justice Organizations: Context, Organizational Characteristics and Skills from a Romanian Perspective”, Annual Conference of the European Group of Public Administration, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2004.
  • “Achieving quality e-government through people – Insights from a transition country”, Annual Conference of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Miami, USA, 2003.
  • “Managing the integration of justice information systems in Romania”, Annual Conference of the European Group of Public Administration, Oeiras, Portugal, 2003.
  • “The qualities and the importance of transparency for good governance – Challenges for the developing countries”, 2nd specialized Conference of the International Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, India, 2002.
  • “Privacy concerns associated with the integration of justice information systems in Romania”, Annual Conference of the European Group of Public Administration, Potsdam, Germany, 2002.
  • “Globalisation and governance in interaction – Real challenges for the developing countries”, Annual Conference of the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration, Istanbul, Turkey, 2002.
  • “Justice Reform versus Justice Corruption”, Annual Conference of the European Group of Public Administration, Vaasa, Finland, 2001.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS AND COURSES

  • Webinar “Future skills in the new European Research Area”, May 25, 2020.
  • “Current Reflections on EU Gender Equality Law” Seminar, Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany, 2019.
  • Citizen vs Customer Seminar, Second Trans-European Dialogue (TED2), Helsinki, Finland, 2009.
  • UNDP/RCPAR Training, Turin, Italy, 2009.
  • "Together we are stronger? Harmonising the fight against fraud and corruption in Europe" Conference, OLAF, Cologne, Germany, 2008.
  • "Rights of the Defense in actions against Fraud" Seminar, OLAF, Brussels, Belgium, 2005.
  • "Quality of Justice in Europe" Seminar, Grotius II (Penal), European Commission, Paris, France, May 2003.
  • Grotius II (Penal) Seminar, European Commission, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2002.
  • General and Specialized Courses on Human Rights Law, European University Institute, Academy of European Law, Florence, Italy, 2001.

SELECTED AWARDS

  • Babeş-Bolyai University’s Prize for Excellent in Scientific Research (2017).
  • “Vintila Dongoroz” Prize, Romanian Jurists Union, 2016. 

LANGUAGES

  • Excellent command of English and Romanian.

  • Good command of Spanish and French.

 

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