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Niels Van Dijk

Professor
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Biography

Niels van Dijk is a lecturer in philosophy of law at the law faculties of the Vrije Universiteit (VUB) and the Université catholique de Louvain, both in Brussels. He is also a senior post-doctoral researcher at the VUB Centre for Law Science Technology and Society (LSTS) within the strategic research program ‘Articulating Law, Technology, Ethics and Politics beyond the GDPR’. Niels van Dijk is director of the Brussels Laboratory for Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessments (d.pia.lab). He is the author of the award-winning monograph “Grounds of the Immaterial. A Conflict-Based Approach to Intellectual Rights”.

Niels van Dijk has been a researcher in several national and European (FP 6 & 7, H2020, FWO) interdisciplinary research projects on the challenges digital technologies pose to practices of law, especially privacy, data protection and intellectual rights. More broadly, his research is situated at the intersection between legal philosophy, science and technology studies (STS), and governance of digital innovation, where he is interested in the role and nature of law in a changing technological world. Other current fields of interest include: technology assessment, privacy by design, ethics of innovation, constitutionalism, and ethnography of legal institutions.

He holds a PhD degree in law by the VUB, and LLM and MA (cum laude) degrees in law and philosophy by the University of Amsterdam. In the past, he has been a (visiting) researcher at the digital security department of Radboud University Nijmegen (NL), the law department of the London School of Economics (UK), and the philosophy department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES).

Location

4B317
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Publications

Profiles of Personhood. On Arts of Representing Subjects

01/12/2018
Profiles of Personhood. On Arts of Representing Subjects Van Dijk, N. , Dec 2018 , Being Profiled. Cogitas ergo Sum. Bayamlioglu, E., Jansen, L., Baraliuc, I. & Hildebrandt, M. (eds.). Amsterdam University Press

Research output : Chapter in Book/Report/Conference...

Right engineering? The redesign of privacy and personal data protection

02/09/2018
Right engineering? The redesign of privacy and personal data protection Tanas, A. , Van Dijk, N. , Rommetveit, K. & Raab, C., 2 Sep 2018 , In : International Review of Law, Computers & Technology. 32 , 2-3 , p. 230-256 27 p.

Research output : Contribution to journal ›...

Analyse d’impact relative à la protection des données dans l’Union européenne : une protection des personnes plus solide en complétant le nouveau cadre juridique

16/05/2018
Analyse d’impact relative à la protection des données dans l’Union européenne : une protection des personnes plus solide en complétant le nouveau cadre juridique Kloza, D. , Van Dijk, N. , Gellert, R. M. , Borocz, I. M. , Tanas, A. , Mantovani, E. & Quinn, P. , 16 May 2018 , d.pia.lab Policy...

Data protection by design: promises and, perils in crossing the Rubicon between law and engineering

01/01/2018
Data protection by design: promises and, perils in crossing the Rubicon between law and engineering Rommetveit, K., Tanas, A. & Van Dijk, N. , 2018 , Privacy and Identity Management. The Smart World Revolution. Kosta, E., Fischer-Hubner, S., Hansen, M. & Nai-Fovino, I. (eds.)...

Data protection impact assessments in the European Union: complementing the new legal framework towards a more robust protection of individuals: d.pia.lab Policy Brief 1/2017

01/05/2017
Data protection impact assessments in the European Union: complementing the new legal framework towards a more robust protection of individuals: d.pia.lab Policy Brief 1/2017 Kloza, D. , Van Dijk, N. , Gellert, R. M. , Borocz, I. M. , Tanas, A. , Mantovani, E. & Quinn, P. , May 2017 , d.pia.lab...

Grounds of the Immaterial. A Conflict-Based Approach to Intellectual Rights

01/01/2017
Grounds of the Immaterial. A Conflict-Based Approach to Intellectual Rights Van Dijk, N. , 2017 , Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Research output : Book/Report › Book › Research

Original language English Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. Publication status Published - 2017

Working responsibly across boundaries: practical and theoretical lessons

01/01/2017
Working responsibly across boundaries: practical and theoretical lessons Rommetveit, K., Van Dijk, N. , Gunnarsdóttir, K., O'Riordan, K., Gutwirth, S. , Strand, R. & Wynne, B., 2017 , (Accepted/In press) Handbook of Responsible Innovation. von Schomberg, R. (ed.). Edward Elgar...

Policy Recommendations CANDID Project

01/01/2017
Policy Recommendations CANDID Project Rommetveit, K., Lopez Gomez, D. , A., S., Van Dijk, N. & Gunnarsdóttir, K., 2017 , CANDID . 11 p.

Research output : Book/Report › Commissioned report › Research

Original language English Publisher CANDID Commissioning body European...

Copyrights and Rights in Digital Persona on Online Social Networks

01/01/2016
Copyrights and Rights in Digital Persona on Online Social Networks Van Dijk, N. , De Vries, E. , Depreeuw, S. & Hildebrandt, M. , 2016 , USEMP . 39 p. (D3.12)

Research output : Book/Report › Commissioned report › Research

This deliverable discusses the nexus of copyright,...

Mind the gaps! EU and the makings of robot autonomy

01/01/2012
Mind the gaps! EU and the makings of robot autonomy Rommetveit, K., Gunnarsdóttir, K., Van Dijk, N. & Smits, M., 2012 , EPINET . 21 p.

Research output : Book/Report › Commissioned report › Research

Original language English Publisher EPINET Commissioning body EU Commission...