Mariano Di Martino

PhD, Doctor of Computer Science · Stockholm · me@

Focusing on cyber security, privacy and data protection.
Currently working at Trustly.


Revisiting Identification Issues in GDPR `Right Of Access' Policies: A Technical and Longitudinal Analysis

22nd Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2022)

Paper: Preprint

July 2022 (Sydney. Australia)

Personal Information Leakage by Abusing the GDPR 'Right of Access'

Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2019, USENIX)


Video presentation:

Also presented at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2019 in Brussels.

August 2019 (San Jose, California)

Realistically Fingerprinting Social Media Webpages in HTTPS Traffic

International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2019)


August 2019 (Canterbury, UK)

Knocking on IPs: Identifying HTTPS Websites for Zero-Rated Traffic

Journal of Security and Communication Networks
August 2020

Public talks

Hoe steelt een hacker jouw identiteit? (Dutch)

Universiteit van Vlaanderen (non-profit org.)
June 2022, Etterbeek

Is het wel slim om zomaar cookies te accepteren? (Dutch)

Universiteit van Vlaanderen (non-profit org.)
June 2021

Personal Information Leakage by Abusing the ‘Right of Access’

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress
November 2019, Brussels
List not exhaustive.


Expertise Centre of Digital Media - Hasselt University

Doctoral degree (dr.) in Computer Science.
· Scientific research in online networks, cyber security and privacy, resulting in practical prototypes and defenses.
· Giving Computer Science lectures (i.e. 'Web Security') to Bsc. and Msc. students.
August 2018 - October 2022

Hasselt University

Msc. in Computer Science

Specialisation: Networked and Secure Systems - Visual Computing

September 2016 - June 2018


‘Probleem van phishing is niet alleen de impact, maar ook de eenvoud ervan’ (Dutch)

June 2021

Want Your Personal Data? Hand Over More Please

New York Times (NYT)

Paper version: Jan. 16, 2020, Section B, Page 6.

January 2020
List not exhaustive.

Vulnerability Reward Programs

  • Facebook (top 10 in 2013 and 2012)
  • Microsoft
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Soundcloud
  • ...