Manon Oostveen

Publications

The Golden Age of Personal Data: How to Regulate an Enabling Fundamental Right?

Irion, K.

Oostveen, M.

New technologies, purposes and applications to process individuals’ personal data are being developed on a massive scale. But we have not only entered the ‘golden age of personal data’ in terms of its exploitation: ours is also the ‘golden age of personal data’ in terms of regulation of its use. Understood as an enabling right, the architecture of EU data protection law is capable of protecting against many of the negative short- and long-term effects of contemporary data processing. Against the backdrop of big data applications, we evaluate how the implementation of privacy and data protection rules protect against the short- and long-term effects of contemporary data processing. We conclude that from the perspective of protecting individual fundamental rights and freedoms, it would be worthwhile to explore alternative (legal) approaches instead of relying on EU data protection law alone to cope with contemporary data processing.

20-11-2018

The Golden Age of Personal Data: How to Regulate an Enabling Fundamental Right?

Irion, K.

Oostveen, M.

New technologies, purposes and applications to process individual’s personal data are developed on a massive scale. But we have not only entered the ‘golden age of personal data’ in terms of its exploitation: ours is also the ‘golden age of personal data’ in terms of regulation of its use. In this contribution, we explain how regulating the processing of an individual’s personal data can be a proxy of intervention, which directly or indirectly could benefit other individual rights and freedoms. Understood as an enabling right, the architecture of EU data protection law is capable of protecting against many of the negative short- and long-term effects of contemporary data processing. The new General Data Protection Regulation certainly strengthens aspects of this core architecture but certain regulatory innovations to cope with technological advancements and the data-driven economy appear less capably of yielding broad protection for individuals fundamental rights and freedoms. We conclude that from the perspective of protecting individual fundamental rights and freedoms, it would be worthwhile to explore alternative (legal) approaches of individual protection in contemporary data processing.

15-12-2016

Identifiability and the applicability of data protection to big data

Oostveen, M.

Big data holds much potential, but it can also have a negative impact on individuals, particularly on their privacy and data protection rights. Data protection law is the point of departure in the discussion about big data; it is widely regarded as the answer to big data’s negative consequences. Yet a closer look at the criteria for applicability of EU data protection law reveals a number of weaknesses in the data protection law approach. Because the material scope of EU data protection law is dependent on the identifiability of individual, data protection only partially applies to the big data process. Therefore, in spite of its importance, data protection law is insufficient to protect individuals from big data’s potential harms.

27-09-2016

Tomorrow’s news: bright, mutualized and open?

McGonagle, T.

Oostveen, M.

Panel report of session Tomorrow’s news: bright, mutualized and open? at the Information Influx Conference.

05-12-2014

Van 'public watchdog' naar 'public watchblog' : het EHRM en journalistieke weblogs

Oosterveld, M.

Oostveen, M.

De samenleving heeft een 'public watchdog' nodig om machthebbers rekenschap te laten afleggen aan het publiek. Het EHRM heeft deze rol met de nodige waarborgen omkleed door privileges te erkennen voor journalisten van traditionele media. In de huidige informatiesamenleving wordt deze waakhondfunctie echter ook door bloggers vervuld, terwijl het vooralsnog onduidelijk is of zij eenzelfde bescherming genieten. Deze bijdrage geeft daarom een overzicht van de journalistieke privileges en een schets van het huidige digitale-mediatijdperk, om te bepalen in hoeverre het EHRM bescherming biedt aan public watchblogs.

11-07-2013

World Wide Web of Your Wide Web?: Juridische aspecten van zoekmachine-personalisatie

Oostveen, M.

Het world wide web is een enorme bron van informatie. Iedere internetgebruiker maakt gebruik van zoekmachines om die informatie te kunnen vinden. Veel gebruikers weten echter niet dat zoekresultaten behorende bij een bepaalde zoekterm niet voor iedereen hetzelfde zijn. Dit personaliseren van zoekresultaten heeft aanzienlijke maatschappelijke en juridische gevolgen.

11-07-2013

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