Dr. J. Ausloos

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Assistant professor

Jef Ausloos is an assistant professor at the Institute for Information Law. His work centres around several information law issues, and in particular data protection, data rights, transparency, and governance of digital infrastructures. Jef obtained his PhD on data rights in the GDPR at the university of Leuven in 2018. Immediately after his PhD, Jef started at the University of Amsterdam, working on the theoretical and practical dimensions of data rights as well as broader data governance questions. Since 2021, after obtaining a VENI grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO), he primarily focuses on the role of the law in operationalising meaningful transparency of (private) digital infrastructures. In this regard, Jef also worked on different projects relating to data donations, and digital sovereignty of universities. His current work can be situated at the intersection of critical data studies and the politics of knowledge production.

Jef is one of the founding steering committee members of the data protection scholars network and is part of several committees and advisory boards in civil society and academia. He is also a research fellow at the University of Leuven (Centre for IT & IP Law).