Fields of Expertise

Bart van der Sloot

Fields of Expertise

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