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Liane Colonna

Liane Colonna

Title: Assistant Professor, LL.D. in Law and Information Technology
Telephone: +46 8 16 23 03
E-mail: liane.colonna@juridicum.su.se


Liane is currently employed as an assistant professor in law and information technology at the Department of Law, Stockholm University (SU) where she is performing research in the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society program. In particular, Liane is interested in ethical and legal challenges in relationship to AI-driven practices in higher education. She is participating in a specific WASP-HS funded project on this topic.

Liane is a Principal Investigator (PI) of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network entitled Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living (“visuAAL”). Furthermore, she is the Action Vice Chair of the COST Action entitled “Network on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living”. She sits on the management committee of the COST Action entitled “International Interdisciplinary Network on Smart Healthy Age-friendly Environments”. She is also a member of the Digital Futures Faculty, a cross-disciplinary research center that explores and develops digital technologies jointly established by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

Prior to obtaining her position as an assistant professor within the WASP-HS program, Liane was employed as a post-doctoral researcher in the PAAL Project, a European Union – Horizon 2020 program, funded by JPI More Years, Better Lives and the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare (FORTE). This project was focused on building privacy aware lifelogging tools for older and frailer individuals in order to support their health, wellness, and independence. In addition to the PAAL Project, she has also worked on other EU Horizon 2020 projects like e-Skills Match and Skills Match.

Along with research, Liane does extensive teaching. She is the head of a course called “Legal Aspects of Information Security” at SU’s Department of Computer Science as well as the head of a doctoral course entitled Global Legal Research and Information Management (GRIM). Furthermore, she leads an important seminar in the undergraduate course “rättsinformatik”. She sits on the executive board of the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute (IRI) as well as plays an active role in organizing the quadrennial Nordic Conference on Law and IT in Stockholm. She has been a member of the New York Bar since 2008.

Doctoral Dissertation

Legal Implications of Data Mining: Assessing the European Union’s Data Protection Principles in Light of the United States Government’s National Intelligence Data Mining Practices
This dissertation addresses some of the data protection challenges that have arisen from globalization, technological progress, terrorism and seamless cross-border flows of personal data. The focus of the thesis is to examine ways to protect the personal data of European citizens, which may be collected by communications service providers such as Google and Facebook, transferred to the US Government and data mined within the context of American national intelligence surveillance programs. The work explores the technology of data mining and examines whether there are sufficient guarantees under American law for the rights of non-US persons when it comes to applying this technology in the national-security context.

The doctoral dissertation is available at ragulka.se.


Publications are listed in DiVA.