Understanding Society

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Presentation by Angela Daly

Topic: 'Data and Fundamental Rights'


Dr Angela Daly is Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Queensland University of Technology’s Faculty of Law (Australia) and a research associate in the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (Netherlands). She is a socio-legal scholar of technology and is the author of Socio-Legal Aspects of the 3D Printing Revolution (Palgrave 2016) and Mind The Gap: Private Power, Online Information Flows and EU Law (Hart 2016). In June 2018 she will take up the position of Assistant Professor in the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law.


This presentation provides an overview of the relationship between data and fundamental rights at the current point in time, and directions as to where and how this relationship might continue. At the basis of this relationship are the fundamental rights to privacy and free expression; however with the digital society being more pervasive, other fundamental rights, including freedom from discrimination and labour rights are now implicated by data. Some possible future developments for data and fundamental rights will be mentioned, including the implementation of new technologies such as robotics and their impact on fundamental rights and the extent to which existing rights are still appropriate for the current and futures scenarios, or whether new kinds of fundamental rights or new kinds of implementations such as the digital constitutional project need to be recognized.

The presentation will conclude with an introduction to the ‘Good Data Project’, an interdisciplinary initiative investigating and promoting ethical data practices & initiatives, towards a fair and just digital economy.

Location: M 7: TILT Tables

Registration: g.vdnmaagdenberg@tilburguniversity.edu

When: 20 March 2018 11:00

End date: 20 March 2018 12:00