Bio

Prof.dr. Ronald Leenes (1964) is director of the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society and full professor in regulation by technology at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (Tilburg University).His primary research interests are techno-regulation, conceptual issues with respect to privacy, data protection in practice, data analytics, robotics, AI and human enhancement. Currently his work focuses on control (aka techno-regulation, accountability and transparency) in autonomous vehicles and on regulatory failure in technology regulation.

Teaching

Ronald  teaches regulatory theory and regulation of AI in the TILT LLM Law & Technology and the Global Law Bachelor’s programme at Tilburg Law School.

Courses

Collaboration

He has worked in several EU funded FP6/7/Horizon projects, such as the PRIME project, PrimeLife, ENDORSE, Robolaw and A4Cloud. He has done commissioned research for the European Commission and various Dutch ministries.

Recent publications

  1. Data protection and privacy - Data protection and artificial intellig…

    Hallinan, D., Leenes, R., & de Hert, P. (Eds.) (2021). Data protection and privacy: Data protection and artificial intelligence. (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection). Hart Publishing.
  2. Data protection and privacy - Data protection and democracy

    Hallinan, D., Leenes, R., Gutwirth, S., & de Hert, P. (Eds.) (2020). Data protection and privacy: Data protection and democracy. (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection; No. 12). Hart Publishers.
  3. Enhancing accountability in the cloud

    Jaatun, M., Pearson, S., Gittler, F., Leenes, R., & van der Zwet, M. (2020). Enhancing accountability in the cloud. International Journal of Information Management, 53(August 2020), [101498].
  4. The cybersecurity certification landscape in the Netherlands after th…

    Kamara, I., Leenes, R., Stuurman, C., & van den Boom, J. (2020). The cybersecurity certification landscape in the Netherlands after the Union Cybersecurity Act. National Cybersecurity Centre.
  5. The ghost in the machine - Emotionally intelligent conversational age…

    Kuss, P., & Leenes, R. (2020). The ghost in the machine: Emotionally intelligent conversational agents and the failure to regulate ‘deception by design’. SCRIPTed, 17(2), 320-358.

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