Dr. Vigjilenca Abazi is an award-winning legal scholar with expertise in privacy and free speech. She is affiliated at Yale Law School and an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Previously Dr. Abazi held research positions at NYU School of Law and was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia Law School. She has been the official legal advisor to different European institutions on whistleblower protection. In 2020, the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences awarded Dr. Abazi for her innovative and impactful research with over 30 scientific publications, including her book published in the prestigious series of Oxford Studies in European Law.