Mariano Di Martino

Hasselt University · Wetenschapspark 2, 3590 Diepenbeek · Belgium · +32 11 26 84 05 · mariano.dimartino @ uhasselt,be

PhD Researcher/Candidate at Hasselt University and Expertise Centre for Digital Media (EDM). Focusing on cyber security and privacy.


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

22nd Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2022), to appear

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


Expertise Centre of Digital Media - Hasselt University

Doctoral degree (dr.) in Computer Science, in progress.
· Scientific research in cyber security and privacy with a focus on privacy laws and website fingerprinting.
· Giving Computer Science lectures (i.e. 'Web Security') to Bsc. and Msc. students.

· Under supervision of Prof. dr. Wim Lamotte and Prof. dr. Peter Quax.

August 2018 - Present

Hasselt University

Msc. in Computer Science

Specialisation: Networked and Secure Systems - Visual Computing

September 2016 - June 2018


Want Your Personal Data? Hand Over More Please

New York Times (NYT)

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

January 2020

Onderzoek UHasselt: bedrijven springen slordig om met GDPR-wetgeving (Dutch)

May 2019
List not exhaustive.

Vulnerability Reward Programs

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