Bio

As a Chinese legal scholar trained in the Netherlands(Phd in legal philosophy), Dr. Bo Zhao is a Senior research fellow working at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), Tilburg University School of Law, the Netherlands. Before his joining TILT, he worked as a Senior research fellow at the STeP Research Group (Security, Technology and e-Privacy) at the Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Carely Law School (USA) in 2012. Previously he worked on multiple large research projects at both Dutch national and EU levels as the main legal researcher and has gained rich experience and skills in project management and execution. His recent research covers comparative data privacy law (US, EU & China), home privacy protection,  technology regulation, freedom of speech,  defamation law, and internet law and policy issues in China.

Teaching

Course coordinator and lecturer ( Data Science: sustainability, privacy and security)

https://catalogus.tilburguniversity.edu/osiris_student_tiuprd/Onderwijs…

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Mapping the development of China’s data protection law - Major actors…

    Zhao, B., & Feng, Y. (2021). Mapping the development of China’s data protection law: Major actors, core values, and shifting power relations. Computer Law and Security Review, 40(1), 1-16. [105498].
  2. Seeking Legal Boundaries of Digital Home in the IoT Age - A conceptua…

    Zhao, B. (2021). Seeking Legal Boundaries of Digital Home in the IoT Age: A conceptual reflection . EJLT: European Journal of Law and Technology, 12(1), 1-29.
  3. White Supremacy, Nationalism, and Surveillance in Hong Kong’s Recent …

    Zhao, B. (2021). White Supremacy, Nationalism, and Surveillance in Hong Kong’s Recent Political Turmoil: A Global Perspective. surveillance and society, 19(3), 379-383. https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/15032
  4. Op het eerste gezicht - Een verkenning van gezichtsherkenning en priv…

    Keymolen, E., Noorman, M., van der Sloot, B., Koops, B-J., Cuijpers, C., & Zhao, B. (2020). Op het eerste gezicht: Een verkenning van gezichtsherkenning en privacyrisico’s in horizontale relaties. WODC / Ministerie van Justitie. https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/binaries/rijksoverheid/documenten/rapporten/2020/04/20/tk-bijlage-wodc-rapport-op-het-eerste-gezicht/tk-bijlage-wodc-rapport-op-het-eerste-gezicht.pdf
  5. Unraveling home protection in the IoT age - Smart living, mixed reali…

    Zhao, B. (2020). Unraveling home protection in the IoT age: Smart living, mixed reality, and home 2.0. The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, 21(1), 1-38.

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