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Group Privacy

New Challenges of Data Technologies

  • Linnet Taylor
  • Luciano Floridi
  • Bart van der Sloot

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 126)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Linnet Taylor, Luciano Floridi, Bart van der Sloot
    Pages 1-12
  3. Lanah Kammourieh, Thomas Baar, Jos Berens, Emmanuel Letouzé, Julia Manske, John Palmer et al.
    Pages 37-66
  4. Luciano Floridi
    Pages 83-100
  5. Kieron O’Hara, Dave Robertson
    Pages 101-122
  6. Linnet Taylor, Bart van der Sloot, Luciano Floridi
    Pages 225-237

About this book


The goal of the book is to present the latest research on the new challenges of data technologies. It will offer an overview of the social, ethical and legal problems posed by group profiling, big data and predictive analysis and of the different approaches and methods that can be used to address them. In doing so, it will help the reader to gain a better grasp of the ethical and legal conundrums posed by group profiling. The volume first maps the current and emerging uses of new data technologies and clarifies the promises and dangers of group profiling in real life situations. It then balances this with an analysis of how far the current legal paradigm grants group rights to privacy and data protection, and discusses possible routes to addressing these problems. Finally, an afterword gathers the conclusions reached by the different authors and discuss future perspectives on regulating new data technologies.


big data analytics challenges and opportunities in privacy and group rights data ethics data protection group profiling group rights

Editors and affiliations

  • Linnet Taylor
    • 1
  • Luciano Floridi
    • 2
  • Bart van der Sloot
    • 3
  1. 1.Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and SocietyTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Oxford Internet InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and SocietyTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

About the editors

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he is the Director of Research of the Oxford Internet Institute. Among his recent books, all published by Oxford University Press: The Fourth Revolution - How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (2014), The Ethics of Information (2013), The Philosophy of Information (2011). He is a member of the EU's Ethics Advisory Group on Ethical Dimensions of Data Protection, of Google Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten”, and Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Board of the European Medical Information Framework.

Linnet Taylor is Assistant Professor of Data Ethics, Law and Policy at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT). She was previously a Marie Curie research fellow in the University of Amsterdam’s International Development faculty, with the Governance and Inclusive Development group. Her research focuses on the use of new types of digital data in research and policymaking around issues of development, urban planning and mobility. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, and studied a DPhil in International Development at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Her doctoral research focused on the adoption of the internet in West Africa. Before her doctoral work she was a researcher at the Rockefeller Foundation where she developed programmes around economic security and human mobility.

Bart van der Sloot specialises in questions regarding Privacy and Big Data. Funded by a Top Talent grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), his research at the Institute for Information Law (University of Amsterdam) is focused on finding an alternative for the current privacy paradigm, which is focused on individual rights and personal interests. In the past, Bart van der Sloot has worked for the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), an independent advisory body for the Dutch government, co-authoring a report on the regulation of Big Data in respect of privacy and security. He currently serves as the general editor of the European Data Protection Law Review and is the coordinator of the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research.

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