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Paul De Hert



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Social Sciences

Full professor, VUB


Prof. De Hert is a full professor at VUB, where he currently teaches Criminal Law, and an assistant-professor at the University of Tilburg, where he teaches a course about Privacy and Data Protection. His research interests are focused on privacy & technology and criminal law. His work testifies of a human rights approach with a concern for theory. At VUB, he is Director of the research group on human rights (FRC), Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law and Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Law. In the past he directed the Research group Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS). He is a board member of a number of leading international law reviews such as The Computer Law & Security Review (Elsevier), The Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal (Intersentia), and Criminal Law & Philosophy (Springer). He is also co-editor in chief of several series relating to his areas of specialisation.