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O.J. (Oskar Josef) Gstrein, Dr

Assistant Professor ; Campus Fryslân Data Research Centre; Programme Director BSc Data Science & Society
O.J. (Oskar Josef) Gstrein, Dr

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 serves as Programme Director of the Bachelor Data Science & Society at Campus Fryslân. 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 Master in Computer Vision and Data Science at NHL Stenden in Leeuwarden.

His overall research theme is ‘Human Dignity in the Digital Age’. His publications cover aspects of Human Rights in the Digital Age, Internet Governance, the governance of emerging technologies (incl. AI, Distributed Ledger Technologies), privacy, (cyber-)security, surveillance in the context of democracy and the rule of law, as well as digital identity.

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