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Rosamunde van Brakel

Senior and Postdoctoral Researcher
+32 2 629 25 55

Biography

Dr. Rosamunde van Brakel is a post-doctoral researcher at the Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) Research Group. In April 2018 she successfully defended her PhD Taming the Future? A Rhizomatic Analysis of the Unintended Consequences of Pre-emptive Surveillance of Children under supervision of Prof. Dr. Paul De Hert and Prof. Dr. Kristel Beyens. Her main research focuses on (the history of) crime control and surveillance. In addition to her research, she manages the organisation of the annual international Conference Computers, Privacy and Data Protection and has been executive director of the LSTS-spin-off Privacy Salon since 2014.

She studied educational sciences and criminology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and the University of Ottawa. Previous experiences include working as a policy assistant for the Representative of the Flemish Government in the UK and as a researcher for the Belgian Ministry of Justice. In the past at the VUB she has conducted research on freedom infringements of transport security technologies and evaluation and certification schemes for security products in the context of the EU FP7 projects SIAM and CRISP. From 2014-2015 she was seconded to work as a research fellow for the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy on the project: Big Data, Privacy and Security.

Location

4C346
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Publications

Data Protection and Privacy: The Internet of Bodies

13/12/2018
Data Protection and Privacy: The Internet of Bodies Leenes, R. (ed.), Van Brakel, R. E. (ed.) , Gutwirth, S. (ed.) & De Hert, P. (ed.) , 13 Dec 2018 , Hart Publishing . 344 p. (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection)

Research output : Book/Report › Book › Research

The...

Data Protection and Privacy: The Age of Intelligent Machines,

01/01/2017
Data Protection and Privacy: The Age of Intelligent Machines, Ronald, L. (ed.), Van Brakel, R. E. (ed.) , Gutwirth, S. (ed.) & De Hert, P. (ed.) , 2017 , Oxford: Hart Publishing . 208 p.

Research output : Book/Report › Book › Research

This volume arises from the tenth...

Big Data and security policies: Towards a framework for regulating the phases of analytics and use of Big Data

01/01/2017
Big Data and security policies: Towards a framework for regulating the phases of analytics and use of Big Data Broeders, D., Schrijvers, E., van der Sloot, B., Van Brakel, R. E. , de Hoog, J. & Hirsch-Ballin, E., 2017 , In : Computer Law & Security Review. 33 , 3 , p. 309-323...

Data Protection and Privacy: (In)visibilities and Infrastructures

01/01/2017
Data Protection and Privacy: (In)visibilities and Infrastructures Leenes, R. (ed.), Van Brakel, R. E. (ed.) , Gutwirth, S. (ed.) & De Hert, P. (ed.) , 2017 , Springer . 295 p. (Issues in Privacy and Data Protection)

Research output : Book/Report › Book › Research

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The rise of preemptive surveillance of children in England: Unintended social and ethical consequences

16/08/2016
The rise of preemptive surveillance of children in England: Unintended social and ethical consequences Van Brakel, R. E. , 16 Aug 2016 , Surveillance Futures: Social and Ethical Implications of New Technologies on Children and Young People. Taylor, E. & Rooney, T. (eds.). Routledge ,...

Big Data in een vrije en veilige samenleving

28/04/2016
Big Data in een vrije en veilige samenleving Broeders, D., Van Brakel, R. E. , Hirsch-Ballin, E., de Hoog, J., Schrijvers, E. & van der Sloot, B., 28 Apr 2016 , Amsterdam University Press . 170 p.

Research output : Book/Report › Commissioned report › Research

In the report...

Pre-emptive big data surveillance and its (dis)empowering consequences: the case of predictive policing

23/04/2016
Pre-emptive big data surveillance and its (dis)empowering consequences: the case of predictive policing Van Brakel, R. E. , 23 Apr 2016 , Exploring the Boundaries of Big Data. van der Sloot, B., Broeders, D. & Schrijvers, E. (eds.). Amsterdam University Press , p. 117-141...

S-T-E-Fi based SWOT analysis of existing schemes: Deliverable 4.3 for the CRISP project

30/06/2015
S-T-E-Fi based SWOT analysis of existing schemes: Deliverable 4.3 for the CRISP project Kamara, I. , De Hert, P. , Van Brakel, R. , Tanas, A. , Konstantinou, I. , Pauner, C., Viguri, J., Rallo, A., García Mahamut, R., Wurster, S., Pohlmann, T., Hirrschman, N., Hempel, L., Kreissl, R., Fritz, F...

Privacy as a line of flight in societies of mass surveillance

01/01/2015
Privacy as a line of flight in societies of mass surveillance Campbell, C. & Van Brakel, R. E. , 2015 , In : Ethical Space: International Journal of Communication Ethics. 12 , 3/4 , p. 39-46

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review

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Editorial: Surveillance: Ambiguities and Asymmetries

01/01/2015
Editorial: Surveillance: Ambiguities and Asymmetries Van Brakel, R. E. , Arroyo Moliner, L. & Galdon Clavell, G., 2015 , In : Surveillance & Society. 13 , 3/4 , p. 324-326 3 p.

Research output : Contribution to journal › Editorial › Research

Original language English...