Serge Gutwirth is a professor of human rights, legal theory, comparative law and
legal research at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
(VUB), where he studied law, criminology and also obtained a post-graduate degree in
technology and science studies. Until 2010 he also held a part-time position of lecturer
at the Faculty of law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he taught philosophy of
law. He has been a visiting scientist and/or lecturer at the University of Sydney, the
University of Georgia (Athens, USA), the University of Ghana (Accra) and at the Facultés
Universitaires Saint-Louis (Brussels). 

Currently, Serge Gutwirth is particularly interested both in technical legal issues
raised by technology (particularly in the field of data protection and privacy) and in
more generic issues related to the articulation of law, sciences, technologies and
societies.He is the director of the research center Law, Science, Technology &
Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 

Articles

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La croix et les juges de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme : les enseignements des affaires Lautsi, Eweida et Chaplin (with Cecile Mathieu and Paul De Hert), Journal européen des droits de l’homme/European journal of Human Rights (2013)

So far, cases about the Christian cross have not taken as much space in the...

 

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Le contexte du droit ce sont ses sources formelles et les faits et moyens qui exigent son intervention, Revue Interdisciplinaire d'Etudes Juridiques - Droit en contexte (2013)

Il y a deux façons de parler du droit, qui, tant chez les juristes que...

 

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Opening up personal data protection : a conceptual controversy (with Gloria Gonzalez Fuster), Computer Law &Security Review (CLSR) (2013)

The existence of a fundamental right to the protection of personal data in European Union...

 

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Protecting Dignitary Interests of Biobank Research Participants : Lessons from Havasupai Tribe vs. Arizona Board of Regents (with Kristof Van Assche and Sigrid Sterckx), Law, Innovation and Technology (2013)

This paper discusses the recent Havasupai case with a view to investigating the concept of...

 

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The legal construction of privacy and data protection (with Raphael Gellert), Computer Law &Security Review (CLSR) (2013)

In this contribution, the authors explore the differences and interplays between the rights to privacy...

 

Books

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Reloading Data Protection. Multidisciplinary Insights and Contemporary Challenges (with Ronald Leenes (Ed.) and Paul De Hert (Ed.)) (2014)

This volume brings together papers that offer conceptual analyses, highlight issues, propose solutions, and discuss...

 

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Anthologie van de privacy. Overzicht van artikels, wetgeving en rechtspraak over privacy- en persoonsgegevensbescherming voor Beligië tot 1998 (with Paul De Hert) (2013)

Anthologie privacy is een smaakmaker, een lokvogel, een tipje van de sluier die de auteurs...

 

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European data protection : coming of age (with Ronald Leenes, Paul De Hert, and Yves Poullet (Eds)) (2012)

On 25 January 2012, the European Commission presented its long awaited new “Data protection package”....

 

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European Data Protection : In Good Health ? (with Ronald Leenes, De Hert Paul, and Poullet Yves) (2012)

Although Europe has a significant legal data protection framework, built up around EU Directive 95/46/EC...

 

Contributions to Books

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Le port de signes convictionnels par des agents publics (with Cécile Mathieu and Paul De Hert), Regards croisés sur las assises de l'interculturalité (2013)

Les auteurs se penchent sur une des questions analysées par le Comité de pilotage des...

 

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To Punish or to Restore? A False Alternative (with Paul De Hert), Civilising Criminal Justice. An International Restorative Agenda for Penal Reform (2013)

The authors claim that restorative justice is mainly an ideological movement that lacks convincing empirical,...

 

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A comparative analysis of anti-discrimination and data protection legislations (with Raphael Gellert, Katja De Vries, and Paul De Hert), Discrimination and privacy in the information society. Data mining and profiling in large databases (2012)

Departing from the ECJ’s Huber case where Germany was condemned for discriminatory processing of personal...

 

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Beyond accountability, the return to privacy? (with Raphael Gellert), Managing Privacy Through Accountability (2012)

Faced to the inability of existing legislations to efficiently protect individuals against new practices such...

 

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Avant-propos: Les brevets dans 'l'économie de la connaissance' (with Isabelle Stengers), D. DE BEER, Brevet, santé publique et accès aux médicaments essentiels. Une fin du droit? (2011)

La dynamique scientifico-industrielle associée à la biotechnologie est devenu un nouveau modèle pour la recherche...

 

Popular Press

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Actoevoerders zijn geen criminele bende (with Eva Brems, Paul De Hert, Patrick Humblet, and Dirk Voorhoof), De Standaard (2014)

De rechtbank in Dendermonde veroordeelde de aardappelactivisten van Wetteren voor bendevorming. Vijf juristen-hoogleraren (Eva Brems,...

 

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Taaltest voor professoren: tergend, overbodig, populistisch en flamingant, De Juristenkrant (2013)

Als alles erop wijst dat de taaltest indruist tegen drie decennia lang gevoerde universitaire politiek...

 

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De taaltest voor professoren : strijdig met dertig jaar beleid zonder, tergend, overbodig en flamingant, www.dewereldmorgen.be/artikels/2013/09/30/de-taaltest-voor-professoren-strijdig-met-dertig-jaar-beleid-zonder-tergend-over (2013)

Indien alles erop wijst dat de taaltest voor professoren indruist tegen drie decennia lang gevoerde...

 

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Een eerlijk proces voor de 11 van Wetteren ? (with Dirk Voorhoof), Knack (2013)

De elf milieuactivisten die tot effectieve gevangenisstraffen werden veroordeeld wegens het vernielen van een veld...

 

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Klein klein kleutertje. Als de rechter kijft en slaat, krijgt de rechtsstaat klappen (with Dirk Voorhoof), De Juristenkrant (2013)

Op 12 februari 2013 werden 11 milieuactivisten bij verstek veroordeeld tot effectieve gevangenisstraffen, o.a. wegens...

 

Unpublished Papers

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It’s the science policy, stupid! Over wetenschapsfraude als bliksemafleider (with Jenneke Christiaens), Under review (2014)

In deze bijdrage hebben we getracht een te enge blik op wetenschapsfraude als individueel wangedrag...

 

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Anthologie van de Privacy. FULL TEXT (with Willem De Beuckelaere) (2013)

Uitgebreide tekst met voetnoten van de Anthologie van de Privacy (te vinden op http://works.bepress.com/serge_gutwirth/93/)

 

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Eppur, è l’ultima ratio. Le murmure galiléen de Françoise Tulkens (2012)

Petit éloge à l'occasion du départ de la juge belge Françoise Tulkens à la Cour...

 

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Short statement about the role of consent in the European data protection directive (2012)

The fundamental principle of data protection is not the “consent principle”, but the purpose specification...

 

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Huber, Marper and Others: Throwing new light on the shadows of suspicion (with Gloria Gonzalez-Fuster, Paul De Hert, and Erika Ellyne), CEPS Policy brief Nr 11 (2011)

The proliferation of large-scale databases containing personal information, and the multiple uses to which they...

 

Presentations

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Profiling the European Citizen (with Mireille Hildebrandt), presentation at CPDP2009 Data protection in a profiled world ? International Conference in Brussels organised by LSTS-VRije Universiteit Brussel, TILT-Tilburg University, INRIA-CNRS and CRID-FUNDP (2008)

Presentation of some of the conclusions of "Profiling the European Citizen (2008, Springer)

 

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Reparler du droit avec La fabrique du droit. Rencontre avec Bruno Latour autour de Changer de société - Refaire de la sociologie (2008)

Texte présenté par Serge Gutwirth lors de la rencontre avec Bruno Latour le 26 janvier...