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O.J. (Oskar Josef) Gstrein, Dr

Assistant Professor; Programme Director BSc Data Science and Society; Deputy Department Head Governance and Innovation; Campus Fryslân Data Research Centre
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My academic work and passion are dedicated to the overarching theme ‘Human Dignity in the Digital Age’.

I am interested in the transition from abstract principles (e.g. human rights, ethical principles) into more detailed and specific governance frameworks (e.g. human right to privacy into GDPR). With my background in law and philosophy I work in the department of Governance and Innovation at Campus Fryslân.

Current fields of research:

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

Other positions

Ambassador Data Autonomy Initiative
External Lecturer, Europa-Institut Saarbruecken, Germany
Research Fellow, Institute for Technology and Society (ITS Rio), Brazil
Research Associate, Israel Public Policy Institute, Israel
Member Europol Data Protection Experts Network
Reviewer at ERC
Member Data Research Centre, Campus Fryslân
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:12 September 2023 5.41 p.m.

Contact information

Wirdumerdijk 34
8911 CE Leeuwarden
The Netherlands