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Dr Oleksandr Pastukhov
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Dr Oleksandr Pastukhov LL.B., LL.M., LL.D., Ph.D.

Office: Room 416, Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences



Dr. Oleksandr Pastukhov is a Senior Lecturer and Information Governance Co-ordinator at the Department of Information Policy and Governance. He also acts as a deputy co-ordinator of the MAPPING project and a WP leader in the MAPPING, EVIDENCE and CITYCoP projects.

Dr. Pastukhov obtained his LL.B. with a major in Private International Law from Kiev Taras Shevchenko University in Ukraine (1997), LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law in the U.S. (2000), LL.D. from Koretsky Institute of State and Law in Ukraine (2003) and Ph.D. in Law from Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium (2008). He spent his post-doc years at the VU University Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Pastukhov is a regular participant and speaker at various national and international fora dedicated to ICT law and policy issues. He is a devoted advocate of privacy, e-governance and media freedom in his native Ukraine and beyond.

Dr. Pastukhov is a solo author of a book on digital copyright and a couple dozen articles/book chapters on diverse legal aspects of ICT use and development, personal data and intellectual property protection online, e-government introduction, Open and Free Software development, ISPs’ liability and e-commerce taxation. He has also initiated and administered a number of ICT law-related research, consultancy and training projects in several European countries.


Dr. Pastukhov designed and delivered the first ICT Law course in Ukraine in 2002. In the years that followed, he got a substantial experience in teaching and supervising undergraduate and post-graduate students’ research in the areas of intellectual property, e-commerce law and cybercrime in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. Dr. Pastukhov has also been a Visiting Professor at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Selected publications

Pastukhov, O. (2016, forthcoming). Legal Issues Surrounding Digital Archiving. In Dobreva, M., Ivacs, G. (Eds). Access to Digital Archives. London: Facet Publishing.

Pastukhov, O. (2014). Legal Aspects of CCTV Data De-Identification. BiForDi 2014 Special Session on Biometrics, Forensics, De-identification and Privacy Protection. Opatia, Croatia, May 29-30, 2014. MIPRO, Rijeka, pp. 51-55. ISBN 978-953-233-079-3. Available from IEEE Xplore.

Pastukhov, O. (2013). The Right to Oblivion: What's in the Name? Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 17-23.

Pastukhov, O. (2011). Cyber-Terrorism Prevention and Counteraction, Computer Law and Security Review, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 106-107.

Pastukhov, O. (2010). Ukraine: Electronic Filing of Tax Returns. Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review, Vol. 7, pp. 114-115.

Pastukhov, O. (2010). Will Internet Businesses Ever Become Interested in Complying with Tax Laws? Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, Vol. 22, No. 8, pp. 10-19.

Pastukhov, O. (2010). Counteracting Harmful Tax Competition in the European Union. Southwestern Journal of International Law, Vol. 16, pp. 159-180.

Pastukhov, O. (2009). Going Where No Taxman Has Previously Gone: Preliminary Conclusions and Recommendations Drawn from a Decade of Debate on International Taxation of Electronic Commerce, 36 Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, pp. 1-15.

Pastukhov, O. (2007). Cyber-Terrorism as a New Security Threat. Computer Law and Security Report, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 136-137.

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