Dr. Lukman Abdulrauf is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Law at University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He is currently on a sabbatical/fellowship at Stanford University, Centre for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences (CASBS). Dr. Abdulrauf is also a solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria South Africa, and a recipient of the Iso Lomso Fellowship of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, Stellenbosch.
Dr. Abdulrauf obtained his bachelors and masters degrees in law from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and University of Ilorin. He obtained his Doctorate Degree (LL.D) from University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 2016 with a thesis on digital rights and data privacy law in Africa. Dr. Abdulrauf has published extensively on data protection and transborder data flow nationally and internationally. Some of his works on data protection have appeared in high-impact law journals such as the Liverpool Law Review and the Journal of Media Law and Information and Communication Technology Law.
He is currently working on two books: the first is an edited book titled Data privacy law in Africa: The emerging challenges, which will be published by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), and the Second is Digital Constitutionalism in Africa which is still a work in progress. Dr. Abdulrauf has also presented his works at several international conferences, including the flagship Digital Citizens Research Network Conference in Melbourne, Australia, and the International Association of Comparative Law Conference in Fukuoka, Japan. He also teaches courses associated with Digital Rights, Data Protection, and Information Technology Law at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels at the University of Ilorin and other Universities in South Africa.
Dr. Abdulrauf has also supervised several Masters and is supervising several Doctorate candidates on data protection and Information Technology
Law. Finally, he is a member of the Facebook Expert Group of Privacy and Data Protection in Africa.