Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Bruxelles, Belgium
Barbara is an Early-Stage Researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel for the LeADS project with a Master’s in Legal Studies from the University of Minho. After obtaining her Bachelor in Laws, Barbara worked as a Persecutor Assistant where she handled fundamental rights cases. In her Master, Barbara she had the opportunity to come across the intersection between fundamental rights and technology. At LeADS, Barbara researches the topic of “Public-Private data sharing from “dataveillance” to “data relevance”. Due to her background working and researching fundamental rights and technology, she expects to expand her knowledge on how to promote data sharing in a data economy society while protecting the privacy rights of individuals and boosting innovation.
Project Title: Public-private data sharing from “dataveillance” to “data relevance”
Objectives: Many aspects need to be addressed when it comes to public-private data sharing, such as what type of data is going to be shared under what legal conditions. While some EU Acts are trying to boost the redistribution of data through data sharing, they still lack data sharing principles and rules when it comes to personal data and its impacts. Thus, this research aims to understand the implications of public-private data sharing, while reinforcing the importance of protecting data subjects’ rights at the same time that it supports the redistribution of data that is held in data silos. Methods include a literature review to better understand the background and make analyses.