Sara Matos holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minho (2020). Her PhD thesis is entitled “Challenges for the protection of genetic data in the fight against crime within the Prüm system”. Her research aimed to map the debate around data protection versus surveillance and compression of individual rights. In particular, she analysed the transnational sharing of DNA profiles within the Prüm Decisions and sought to understand the positions of different professional groups in the fields of genetic science, ethics and the justice system regarding the concepts of privacy and data protection.