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René Mahieu

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René Mahieu is a doctoral researcher at the Research Group on Law Science, Technology and Society 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.

The main research question of his thesis is: How and to what extent does the exercise of the right of access to personal data meet its objectives in practice? In this research he combines methods of legal scholarship and political-philosophy with empirical approaches.  

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


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels