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dr. O.J. (Oskar Josef) Gstrein

Assistant Professor ; Campus Fryslân Data Research Centre


My academic work and passion are dedicated to the overarching theme ‘Human Dignity in the Digital Age’. With my background in law and philosophy I work in the department of Governance and Innovation at Campus Fryslân.

Fields of research:

- Human Rights in the Digital Age.
- Emerging Technologies and Governance (incl. ‘AI’, ‘Blockchain’).
- Internet Governance.
- Privacy and Data Protection.
- Security and Surveillance in context of the rule of law.
- Digital Identity.
- Personal Data and Time (‘right to be forgotten’).
- Cybersecurity.

Other positions

Member Data Research Centre, Campus Fryslân
External Lecturer, Europa-Institut Saarbruecken, Germany
Research Fellow, Institute for Technology and Society (ITS Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Research Associate, Israel Public Policy Institute, Israel
Member Europol Data Protection Experts Network
Reviewer at ERC
Member Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Science Network in the Netherlands
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "ZEuS - Zeitschrift fuer Europarechtliche Studien"
Guest-Editor & Reviewer of the journal "Frontiers in Blockchain"
Last modified:04 October 2021 09.50 a.m.

Contact information

Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
The Netherlands