Rosamunde Van Brakel
Dr. Rosamunde Van Brakel is a criminologist who works as an Assistant Professor and postdoctoral researcher at the Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She teaches and coordinates the course legal, ethical and social issues of artificial intelligence and coordinates the VUB Research Chair in Surveillance Studies. Previously she has been managing director of the annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference from 2013-2021. She has been studying the social, ethical and legal consequences of (algorithmic) surveillance technologies in the public sector since 2006. Since finishing her PhD in 2018 she has been conducting research on the democratic governance of surveillance, crime and profiling. She has been involved as an expert for the Belgian government in 2020 (Expert working group Coronalert app) and was an expert witness for the UK House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee inquiry on new technologies and law enforcement in 2021.
RESEARCH LINE: CRIME AND THE CITY + POLICING AND SURVEILLANCE