René Mahieu


René Mahieu
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René Mahieu is a doctoral researcher at the research at the Research Group on Law Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), with Paul de Hert as promotor, under supervision of Joris van Hoboken of VUB and co-supervision of Hadi Asghari of Delft University of Technology (DelftUT). He is also a researcher in ethics at the department of Values, Technology and Innovation at DelftUT.

René is currently doing research on the gap between data subject rights in theory and in practice, with a particular focus on the right of access. Data for this research is gathered with citizen-participants through a purpose built digital platform which will be available at

René has previously been a Visiting Scholar at Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics and has a Masters degree in the Economics of Ageing and Pensions from Tilburg University.


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