Dr Jose Tomas Llanos is a research fellow at UCL Computer Science, where he focuses on the intersection among law, policy and technology. He has extensive experience in digital markets and multidisciplinary research on PET development and implementation. He is part of REPHRAIN through his involvement in the SURVEY project.
Before SURVEY, Jose Tomas was a research fellow at UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEEaP). He was also a researcher at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), where he focused on competition concerns in data-driven markets. He has taught competition law at King’s College London, where he obtained his PhD in 2018. Jose Tomas serves regularly as consultant for the OECD in projects concerning digital economy topics, including the economic and social impact of online platforms, digital services’ approaches to moderate content and particularly terrorist and violent extremist content (TVEC), legal considerations for the review of the OECD privacy guidelines, and online COVID-19 disinformation.
Jose Tomas’ research interests are in the areas of competition in digital markets, data protection, PETs, privacy and autonomy harms caused by machine learning algorithms, cybersecurity, encryption, and the knowledge and operational gap between law and computer science/software engineering.