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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 in social relationships; privacy violations through drones & spyproducts

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


Medical Privacy, Bodily Privacy & Privacy in Sport

Data Protection & Transnational Dataflows


The General Data Protection Regulation, the e-Privacy Directive & Privacy Shield

Big Data & Privacy



Big Data, data analytics, profiling & automated decision making

Balancing & Weighing



Balancing and weighing are commonly used as metaphors in the legal 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