Maria Macocinschi is currently a doctoral candidate in information privacy law at the University of Turku. Her research focuses on the interaction between dataveillance technologies and privacy and data protection regulations in the context of the modern information economies. In particular, she examines the legal and technological challenges of various mechanisms of consumer control over personal information and digital identities, as conceptualized in both human rights-based and market-oriented regimes. Her research topics also include economics of personal data and privacy, commodification and propertization of information, consumer protection in smart environments, Big Data technologies, pseudonimity and anonymity, privacy and identity management systems, and behavioral analytics.
Furthermore, she is conducting legal research on various aspects of privacy and data protection in two projects: Constitutional Hedges of Intellectual Property (2016-2020) and Making MyData Real: Living Labs for Optimal MyData Platforms.