The title of the diploma thesis is ''[https://unipub.uni-graz.at/download/pdf/3703735 The Future of WHOIS - An analysis of the Policy Development Process under the GDPR with a focus on the litigation ICANN v. EPAG].'' Hudobnik, analyzes, how access to crucial information and protected data in the [[Whois|WHOIS]]-system can be ensured. Specificially, whether the collection and storage of personal data of the [[Admin-C]] and [[Tech-C]] are lawful, as well as whether the processing purposes are sufficiently specified under the [[General Data Protection Regulation]]. The modification of the [[Whois|WHOIS]] databases has significant practical implications since the [[General Data Protection Regulation]] came into force, as well as the [[Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (EPDP)]], which has potentially been influenced by the litigation [[ICANN v. EPAG]]. The diploma thesis concludes that there is a definite need for further modifications of other relevant policy agreements within the [[Domain Name|domain name]] registration process. The year 2019 will show whether Phase 2 of the [[Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data (EPDP)|EPDP on the Temp Spec]] finalizes in time, and delivers a holistic solution for compliance with the [[General Data Protection Regulation|GDPR]] that is respected by the wide range of stakeholder groups involved.
In June 2019, Hudobnik presented a paper relating to his diploma thesis about ''WHOIS and the GDPR - A (never) ending story in cyberspace?'', at the 34th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection at the Lisbon School of Economics & Management.<ref>https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSWiGrRZdK_YMpnGQ9dq7uzC7D20y_FhO-tpoCTumZ39H_TxDnQvxAqk7t2OWFjbxFzo4fHSX56eJyI/pub</ref>
=== Summer Schools and other Participations ===
Hudobnik completed several trainings and summer schools in the fields of Cyber Law, [[Intellectual Property]], Cyber Security, [[Internet governance|Internet Governance]], Privacy and Legal Tech all over the globe e.g. LSE, HSE, IPR Center University Helsinki, HSD, NCIA, NATO, Europol, Tallinn University of Technology, University of Adelaide, University of Aarhus, Karlstad University, European University Viadrina, Legal Tech Center, ISEG, etc.
Moreover, he was part of the UN-Shadowing Program at the [[IAEA]], the [https://vismoot.pace.edu/site/previous-moots/23rd-vis-moot 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court], and accomplished the Diploma course of the [http://afa.at/gap/gapstudierende2015.htm Global Advancement Programme] organized by the United Nations Youth and Student Association of Austria - Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs.