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Call for Applications: PhD vacancy on EU data protection law & transfers (Deadline: 18 November 2021)

  • November 4, 2021

The Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is launching a call for applications for PhD candidates in the area of European Union (EU) data protection law, to carry out research on data protection, data transfers and the notion of border.

The PhD candidate will work on the Strategic Research Programme (SRP) project Articulating Law, Technology, Ethics and Politics: Issues of Enforcement and Jurisdiction of EU Data Protection Law under and beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (ALTEP-DP). The project inquiries into the continuously evolving articulations of law, technology, ethics and politics, searching for a better understanding of the boundaries that separate them, but also of the boundaries that they create and sustain. EU data protection law is taken as a starting point, more concretely the landscape delineated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This forms the common focus of three intersecting Research Lines (RL), and a transversal RL: RL1 on Automated compliance with the GDPR; RL2 on Elucidating and delivering data protection across borders; RL3 on The Ethification of Privacy and Data Protection; and RL4 on Transformations of the relations between law, politics, ethics and technology. The candidate will contribute primarily to the RL2, but also to the intersecting RL4.

Applicants are requested to submit a short research proposal connected to the themes of RL2, themes which include personal data transfers, the notion of border in personal data protection, and personal data transfers and humanitarian action.

What are you waiting for? For further information on the required qualifications and eligibility criteria, check the call for applications!

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