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Paul Quinn

Professor
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Biography

Paul is active in pursuing a number of his research interests as a research professor at LSTS. This includes in areas such as data protection, privacy issues and problems related to stigmatization and discrimination. He is part of the Health and Aging Unit at LSTS where he co-ordinates research on such issues.  Paul has developed considerable experience in privacy and data protection issues in the area of health care delivery and scientific research. He has been successful in securing participation for LSTS and the VUB in a large number of research projects as an expert on legal and ethical issues related to privacy and data protection issues. Paul is also a member of the University's Ethics Board for Research in the Social Sciences.

Paul has also been active in research into issues associated with stigmatization and anti-discrimination approaches. He has been particularly active in developing a normative argument concerning the threats posed by stigmatizing expressions and language when used by the state. His PhD thesis was entitled “Stigmatizing State Expressions and the law”. He has published a monograph on these issues with Routledge in 2015.

Before joining the LSTS team Paul worked in the legal industry in the UK. He trained as a Barrister (Bar of England and Wales) and is a member of Greys Inn. He holds degrees in European and International Law (LLM, Institute of European Studies, Brussels), Law (MA, University Sheffield) and Biochemistry, (University of Sheffield).

Location

4B317
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Publications

Crisis Communication in Public Health Emergencies: The Limits of ‘Legal Control’ and the Risks for Harmful Outcomes in a Digital Age

01/12/2018
Crisis Communication in Public Health Emergencies: The Limits of ‘Legal Control’ and the Risks for Harmful Outcomes in a Digital Age Quinn, P. , 1 Dec 2018 , In : Life Sciences, Society and Policy. 14 , 1 , 40 p. , 4.

Research output : Contribution to journal › Article › Research...

Stereotyping and “other forms of discrimination” in the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons and in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

01/10/2018
Stereotyping and “other forms of discrimination” in the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons and in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights Mantovani, E. , Quinn, P. & De Hert, P. , 1 Oct 2018 , (Accepted/In press) Aging, Ageism and Law in Europe: European...

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...

Book review: Discrimination as Stigma: A Theory of Anti-discrimination LawSolankeIyiola, Discrimination as Stigma: A Theory of Anti-discrimination Law. Oxford: Hart, 2016

01/09/2017
Book review: Discrimination as Stigma: A Theory of Anti-discrimination LawSolankeIyiola, Discrimination as Stigma: A Theory of Anti-discrimination Law. Oxford: Hart, 2016 Quinn, P. , Sep 2017 , In : International Journal of Discrimination and the Law (IJDL). 17 , 3

Research output...

The Anonymisation of Research Data — A Pyric Victory for Privacy that Should Not Be PushednToo Hard by the EU Data Protection Framework?

01/09/2017
The Anonymisation of Research Data — A Pyric Victory for Privacy that Should Not Be PushednToo Hard by the EU Data Protection Framework? Quinn, P. , Sep 2017 , In : European Journal of Health Law. 24 , 22 p.

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

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...

The EU commission’s risky choice for a non-risk based strategy on assessment of medical devices

01/01/2017
The EU commission’s risky choice for a non-risk based strategy on assessment of medical devices Quinn, P. , 2017 , In : Computer Law & Security Review. 33 , 3 , 11 p.

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

Original language English...

The problem of stigmatizing expressions: The limits of anti-discrimination approaches

01/01/2017
The problem of stigmatizing expressions: The limits of anti-discrimination approaches Quinn, P. , 2017 , In : International Journal of Discrimination and the Law (IJDL). 2017 , 1 , 29 p.

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

Original...

Overview of applicable legal framework and general legal requirements: Deliverable 3.1 for the SeCloud project

01/03/2016
Overview of applicable legal framework and general legal requirements: Deliverable 3.1 for the SeCloud project Konstantinou, I. , Quinn, P. & De Hert, P. , Mar 2016 , SeCloud project . 59 p.

Research output : Book/Report › Commissioned report › Research

This Deliverable...

Regulatory framework and data protection including patient rights. Deliverable  to the EU project Reaction

09/03/2013
Regulatory framework and data protection including patient rights. Deliverable to the EU project Reaction De Hert, P. , Quinn, P. , Mantovani, E. & Habbig, A-K. , 9 Mar 2013 , Reaction . 97 p.

Research output : Book/Report › Commissioned report › Research

This deliverable...