Worku Gedefa Urgessa

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Visiting address Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law Karl Johans gt. 47 Domus Academica
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Law (Student)


Worku Gedefa Urgessa is a doctoral fellow at the NRCCL in the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo. Worku received his LLB in 2009 by winning a Gold Medal as an outstanding student of the year from Haramaya University (Ethiopia). He, then, joined Addis Ababa University to read LLM in Business Law which he completed with distinction in 2011. He also holds LLM in Information and Communications Technology from the University of Oslo (2016). After completing the latter, Worku worked as Research Assistant under the aegis of the SIGNAL project for six months. Formerly, he worked as a Lecturer (2011-2014) at Ambo University’s School of Law (Ethiopia).

Areas of interest

  • Data Protection Law

  • Internet Governance

  • Information Security


Urgessa, Worku Gedefa (2016). The Protective Capacity of the Criterion of ‘Identifiability’ under EU Data Protection Law, European Data Protection Law Review. ISSN 2364-2831

Urgessa, Worku Gedefa (2016). The Feasibility of Applying EU Data Protection Law to Biological Materials: Challenging ‘Data’ as Exclusively Informational. Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law. ISSN: 2190-3387


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Published Feb. 16, 2017 11:26 AM - Last modified Dec. 18, 2019 2:50 PM