Exploring the Boundaries of Big Data
Bart van der Sloot
Amsterdam University Press
Though the exact nature and delineation of Big Data is still unclear, it seems likely that Big Data will have an enormous impact on our daily lives. Exploring the Bounderies of Big Data serves as preparatory work for The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy's advice to the Dutch government, which has asked the Council to address questions regarding Big Data, security and privacy. It is divided into five parts, each part engaging with a different perspective on Big Data: the technical, empirical, legal, regulatory and international perspective.
Bart van der Sloot specializes in the area of Privacy and Big Data. He also publishes regularly on the liability of Internet Intermediaries, data protection and internet regulation. He has studied both philosophy (BA; MA) and law (BA; MA) in the Netherlands and Italy, also successfully completing the Honours Research Programme. He is an associate professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society of the University of Tilburg, Netherlands. Bart formerly worked for the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, where he wrote his Phd on privacy and virtue ethics, and for the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) (part of the Prime Minister’s Office of the Netherlands) to co-author a report on the regulation of Big Data. Bart van der Sloot is the general editor of the international privacy journal European Data Protection Law Review. He also served as the director of the Privacy & Identity Lab between 2016-2021. Between 2010-2020, he was the founder and coordinator of the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research (APPR), the minor Privacy Studies and the Amsterdam Privacy Conferences 2012, 2015 and 2018. Bart was awarded two highly prestigious research stipends by the Dutch Scientific Organsition. The Top Talent Research Grant fully covered his Phd project and the Veni grant (2021-2025) covers a research project called: the right to be let alone ... by yourself.
Dennis Broeders is a senior research fellow at the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy in The Hague and professor of Technology and Society at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Erik Schrijvers is a senior research fellow and project coordinator at the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR).