Bart van der Sloot

Privacy & Big Data

Bart van der Sloot specializes in questions revolving around Privacy and Big Data. He also publishes regularly on topics such as the liability of internet providers, data protection and internet regulation. He works as a senior researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, Tilburg University, and is the General Editor of the European Data Protection Law Review and the director of the Privacy and Identity Lab. Bart has a dual background in philosophy and law.

Privacy & the European Convention

The right to privacy, article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

The right to be let alone....by yourself

Do you have a right to be let alone by your (digital) self?

Who owns Privacy?

Can legal persons invoke the right to privacy? And what about groups or unborn children? 

Privacy & Security

Mass Surveillance, secret services, state of emergency & criminal law

Social & Horizontal Privacy

Privacy violations by citizens; drones, spyproducts, smart applications

Privacy as Virtue 

Citizens, businesses and states have a moral obligation to protect the privacy of others

Privacy as public interest

Privacy is not only an individual interest, but also a public interest and a minimum requirement of laws

Medical Privacy, Bodily Privacy & Privacy in Sport

Health privacy; gay marriage; gender-reassignment; artificial insemmination; decisional privacy; privacy & athletes 

Data Protection & Transnational Dataflows

The General Data Protection Regulation, the e-Privacy Directive & the EU-US data sharing agreement

Big Data & Privacy

Big Data, data analytics, profiling & automated decision making

Balancing & Weighing

Balancing and weighing are commonly used as metaphors in the legal and political context. Wrongly so.

Google Street View &  Behavioural Targeting

Google Street View, Cookies, Behavioural Targeting & Do not Track

Internet Providers & Media Agengies

The liability of internet providers, User Generated Content & Online Journalism

Open Data & Re-use

Open Data & the Re-use of Public Sector Information

Procedural law & access to justice in the 21th century

How should procedural law cope with trends like internationalisation, digitisation and bureaucratisation?

Electronic Program Guides & e-Books 

Electronic Program Guides, Smart-TV, Must-Carry Obligations & e-Books

Smart Cities & Living Labs

Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Living Labs & Behavioural Experimentation