Katja De Vries


Katja De Vries
Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS)
Building B, room 4B317
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussels

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Katja de Vries (The Hague, 1979) studied at Sciences Po in Paris, obtained two masters degrees with distinction at Leiden University (in both Civil Law and Cognitive Psychology) and graduated in 2007 at Oxford University (M.Jur.). She worked at Leiden University as a research assistant in Theoretical Psychology (2001-2002) and in Roman Law (2003-2005). Since September 2007 she is a PhD student in Legal Philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) within the Law and autonomic computing. A mutual transformation process-project.

Her research is focused on the collisions and interactions between legal and technological modes of thinking. More in particular she studies the impact of advanced data technologies (e.g. profiling and data mining) on legal semantics.

Some of the authors which influenced her thought (in alphabetic order): Alain Badiou, Lorraine Daston, Jacques Derrida, Costas Douzinas, Michel Foucault, Serge Gutwirth, Ian Hacking, Katherine Hayles, Martin Heidegger, Mireille Hildebrandt, Bruno Latour, Lawrence Lessig, Wouter Oudemans, Isabelle Stengers, Bernard Stiegler, Daniel Solove, Fransisco Varela, Norbert Wiener.


Van Dijk Niels, De Vries Ekaterina, Depreeuw Sari, Hildebrandt Mireille (2016) Copyrights and Rights in Digital Persona on Online Social Networks. USEMP.

De Vries Ekaterina, Depreeuw Sari, Van Dijk Niels, Hildebrandt Mireille (2015) Copyrights and portrait rights in content posted on Online Social Networks. USEMP.

▸ Download http://www.usemp-project.eu/wp…p_deliverable_d3.3_revised.pdf

De Vries Ekaterina, Van Dijk Niels, Herve Le Borgne, Popescu Adrian, Petkos G., Catterall N., Lund Dave, Claeys Laurence, Padyab A.M., Michalareas Theodoros (2015) Coordination and Integration of Legal Aspects in USEMP. USEMP.

▸ Download http://www.usemp-project.eu/wp…/05/usemp_deliverable_d3.4.pdf

De Vries Ekaterina, Van Dijk Niels, Hildebrandt Mireille (2015) Fundamental Rights Protection by Design for Online Social Networks. USEMP.

▸ Download http://www.usemp-project.eu/wp…p_deliverable_d3.6_revised.pdf

Popescu A., Hildebrandt Mireille, Papadopoulos S., Petkos G., Kompatsiaris Y., Claeys Laurence, Seymoens Tom, Lund D., Michalareas T., Kastrinogiannis T., De Vries Ekaterina, Van Dijk Niels, Pierson Jos, Padyab A.M., Gadeski E., Le Borgne H. (2015) User Empowerment for Enhanced Online Presence Management. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina, Hildebrandt Mireille (2014) Security impact assessment measure - a decision support system for security technology investments (SIAM), Deliverable D9.7. Report on the Legal Framework of the Use of SMTs at EU and International Level. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download from http://www.siam-project.eu/

De Vries Ekaterina (2013) Privacy, due process and the computational turn. A parable and a first analysis. In: Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn. Routledge, pp. 9-38. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina, Hildebrandt Mireille (2013) Introduction. Privacy, due process and the computational turn at a glance: pointers for a hurried reader. In: Privacy, Due Process and the Computational Turn. Routledge, pp. 1-8. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina, Van Dijk Niels (2013) A Bump in the Road. Ruling out Law from Technology. In: Human Law and Computer Law: Comparative Perspectives. Springer, pp. 89-121. ▸ Abstract

Hildebrandt Mireille, De Vries Ekaterina (2013) Privacy and Due Process after the Computational Turn. The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology. Routledge. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina, Abrahamsson Sebastian (2012) Dumpsters, Muffins, Waste and Law. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download from http://discardstudies.wordpres…mpsters-muffins-waste-and-law/

Gellert Raphael, De Vries Ekaterina, De Hert Paul, Gutwirth Serge (2012) A comparative analysis of anti-discrimination and data protection legislations. In: Discrimination and privacy in the information society. Data mining and profiling in large databases. Springer-Verlag, pp. 61-89. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina (2011) Avatars out of Control. Gazira Babeli, Pose Balls and ‘Rape’ in Second Life. In: Computers, privacy and data protection: an element of choice. Springer, pp. 233-250. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download from http://www.springer.com/law/in…ational/book/978-94-007-0640-8

De Vries Ekaterina (2011) Blijven of gaan. In: Th.C.W. Oudemans - 60. (Liber Amicorum). ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.filosofie.info/wp-c…sbrief-19-thcw-oudemans-60.pdf

De Vries Ekaterina (2011) Identity, profiling algorithms and a world of ambient intelligence. Ethics and Information Technology (1) 12(1): 71-85. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download from http://www.springerlink.com/content/w55511744044g805

De Vries Ekaterina (2011) Inventing enlightened ways of relating to e-environments. Unknown Journal. ▸ Abstract

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De Vries Ekaterina, Bellanova Rocco, De Hert Paul, Gutwirth Serge (2011) The German Constitutional Court Judgment on Data Retention: Proportionality Overrides Unlimited Surveillance (Doesn’t It?). In: Computers, privacy and data protection: an element of choice. Springer, pp. 3-24. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download from http://works.bepress.com/serge_gutwirth/53/

De Hert Paul, Bellanova Rocco, De Vries Ekaterina (2010) The German Constitutional Court Judgment on Data Retention: Goodbye Unlimited Surveillance, Hello Proportionality. blog posted at http://vortex.uvt.nl/TILTblog/. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/pub/Dehert/321.pdf

De Vries Ekaterina (2010) Book review of "Kneer, Schroer, Schüttpelz (Eds): Bruno Latours Kollektive". Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (3) 28(3): 567-568. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download from http://www.envplan.com/contents.cgi?journal=D

De Vries Ekaterina (2010) On Probable grounds. Unknown Journal. ▸ Abstract

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De Vries Ekaterina, Bellanova Rocco, De Hert Paul (2010) Proportionality overrides Unlimited Surveillance. The German Constitutional Court Judgment on Data Retention. In: Liberty and Security in Europe. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/pub/Dehert/342.pdf

Gutwirth Serge, De Vries Ekaterina, Saelens Ronny (2010) Veiligheid legitimeert niet alle middelen. De Juristenkrant, pp. 12-12. ▸ Abstract

De Hert Paul, De Vries Ekaterina, Gutwirth Serge (2009) Duitse rechtsptraak over remote searches, datamining en afluisteren op afstand. Het arrest Bundesverfassungsgericht 27 februari 2008 (Online Dursuchung) in breder perspectief. Computerrecht (5) 5: 200-211. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/pub/Dehert/273.pdf

De Hert Paul, De Vries Ekaterina, Gutwirth Serge (2009) La limitation des perquisitions en ligne par un renouvellement des droit fondamentaux, Note d’observations sur Cour constitutionnelle fédérale allemande, 27 février 2008 (Online Dursuchung). Revue du Droit des Technologies de l'Information (34) 34(34): 89-92. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/pub/Dehert/274.pdf

De Vries Ekaterina (2009) Ein intelligentes Zimmer für sich allein, in: Nanna Lüth & Jole Wilcke (eds.). In: Unknown. NGBK, pp. 180-187. ▸ Abstract

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De Vries Ekaterina (2009) Real time adaptivity from Cybernetics to Intelligent Environments: rewriting the history of Ubiquitous Computing. In: Intelligent Environments 2009. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Environments. IOS Press, pp. 517-523. ▸ Abstract

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De Vries Ekaterina (2009) Resisting the profile. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina (2009) \"Identity in a World of Ambient Intelligence\". In: Digital Technologies of the Self. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 15-36. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download from http://www.c-s-p.org//Flyers/D…s-of-the-Self1-4438-1419-9.htm

De Vries Ekaterina, Coudert Fanny (2009) Forensic profiling, Crime control and Due process(-ing). Unknown. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina, Van Dijk Niels (2009) A Scenario for Ambient Intelligence: Softwars, a Romantic Confusion of Identity, RoadMiles, Citizenchips and E-waste. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina, Van Dijk Niels (2009) Ambient Intelligence: Softwars. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

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Wright David, Friedewald Michael, Leimbach Timo, Gutwirth Serge, De Hert Paul, Moscibroda Anna, Gonzalez Fuster Gloria, De Vries Ekaterina, Mantovani Eugenio, Van Dijk Niels, Schreurs Wim Jan, Langheinrich Marc, Ion Iulia (2008) Privacy and Trust in the Ubiquitous Information Society : An annotated bibliography, Prituis Deliverable D1: Inception report. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

De Vries Ekaterina (2007) Interim injunctions - adieu procedural impartiality?. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/pub/Devries/002.pdf

De Vries Ekaterina (2006) De calculus der billijkheid. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/pub/Devries/005.pdf

De Vries Ekaterina (2006) On the common origins of psychology & statistics. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/pub/Devries/004.pdf

De Vries Ekaterina (2003) Mens, waar ben je?. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

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De Vries Ekaterina (2003) Misdaad en straf in de klassieke Russische roman. Unknown. ▸ Abstract

▸ Download http://www.vub.ac.be/LSTS/pub/Devries/001.pdf

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