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dr. O.J. Gstrein

Assistant Professor ; Campus Fryslân Data Research Centre

Dr. Oskar Josef Gstrein is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Governance and Innovation of Campus Fryslân, where he is also member of the Data Research Centre. He studied law (Magister iuris) and Philosophy (Magister philosophiae) in Innsbruck (Austria), and holds an LL.M. degree in European Integration of the Europa-Institut of the University of Saarland (Germany).  His LL.M. thesis was awarded with the Hans-Werner Osthoff Prize for outstanding achievements by junior researchers in 2012 and his PhD thesis in the field of European and international data protection law on the concept of a ‘Right to be forgotten’ was awarded with the grade ‘summa cum laude’ (published Nomos 2016).

He joined the University of Groningen to collaborate with the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy in a Senior Researcher position. Currently, he is teaching in several programmes including the LL.M. Governance and Law in a Digital Society, the interdisciplinary University-wide minor Data Wise, and the BSc in Global Responsibility and Leadership.

His overall research theme is ‘Human Dignity in the Digital Age’ and his publications cover aspects of Internet Governance, the governance of emerging technologies, privacy, security, and digital identity.

He is currently carrying out research in the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘Cutting Crime Impact’, the EU-funded Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership ‘Modernising European Legal Education’ and coordinating research and training in a NUFFIC (Orange Knowledge Programme) grant awarded for an interdisciplinary training project on cybersecurity. He is external lecturer at the Europa-Institut of the University of Saarland, Research Fellow at the Institute of Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Research Associate at the Israel Public Policy Institute, member of the Europol network for data protection experts (EDEN) and board member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Science Network in the Netherlands.

Last modified:17 June 2021 11.26 a.m.

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The Netherlands