Maya Dougoud works as a legal counsel in academia (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland in Fribourg and SWITCH) with the focus on, ICT-law, data protection, intellectual property and public law. She also conducts research as part of her work with the HumanTech Institute of the School of Engineering and Architecture Fribourg and as an associate professor at the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR). Having trained at the University of Fribourg’s Faculty of Law, she worked in a bilingual (FR/DE) law firm specializing in business law, then in the Office of the Public Prosecutor. She conducts ICT projects and is also involved in social projects through her association, 38,5. She is the former and youngest president of Women lawyers Switzerland and is now co-president and founder of StrukturELLE.