Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius


Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius
Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS)
Building B, room 4B317
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussels

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Dr. Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius is a researcher (Marie Curie fellow) at the LSTS Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research interests include privacy, data protection, discrimination, and freedom of expression – especially in the context of new technologies. In 2017 he received an EU Marie Curie grant to conduct research into the legal implications of machine learning and automated profiling: To protect the right to non-discrimination and other human rights, should the law be amended in the light of automated profiling, and if so, how?

He obtained his Research Master’s degree at the Institute for Information law (IViR), at the University of Amsterdam. He studied for one semester at Hong Kong University. He also spent a semester at New York University for research.

His book ‘Improving privacy protection in the area of behavioural targeting’ was published in 2015 by Kluwer Law International. He has presented at many international conferences, and at the Dutch and the European parliaments. He regularly comments in the media.

He is a member of the Meijers Committee, an independent group of experts in the field of European law. He is also a member of the board of editors of the European Data Protection Law Review, and of the Dutch journals Computerrecht (Computer Law) and the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Mensenrechten (journal of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists).

He is a fellow of the Institute for Information law (IViR) and the Personalised Communication project, both at the University of Amsterdam.

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