Liane Colonna

Liane Colonna

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

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
  • Forthcoming, Schrems vs. Commissioner: A Precedent for the CJEU to Intervene in the National Intelligence Surveillance Activities of Member States?, Europarättslig Tidskrift.
  • 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 (Ragulka förlag, 2016).
  • Europe Versus Facebook: An Imbroglio of EU Data Protection Issues, in Data Protection on the Move (S. Gutwirth et al. (eds.)), (Springer Netherlands: 2016), 25-50.
  • Article 4 of the EU Data Protection Directive and the Irrelevance of the EU-US Safe Harbor Program, International Data Privacy Law (Oxford Journals) (May 15, 2014)
  • Prism and The European Union’s Data Protection Directive, 30 The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law 227 (2013)
  • A Taxonomy and Classification of Data Mining, 16 SMU Science and Technology Law Review 309 (2013)
  • Data mining and Its Paradoxical Relationship to the Purpose Limitation Principle in “Computers, Privacy and Data Protection – Reloading Data Protection” (Serge Gutwirth et al. (eds.) (Springer 2014), pp. 299-321
  • Mo’ Data, Mo’ Problems? Personal Data Mining and the Challenge to the Data Minimization Principle, Conference proceedings of Big Data and Privacy: Making Ends Meet hosted by Stanford Law School and The Center for Internet and Society (2013)
  • Preserving Privacy in Times of Counter Cyber-Terrorism Data Mining in the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP 2013) Big Data: Challenges & Opportunities Barcelona (June 25-26, 2013)
  • Data Mining and the Need for Semantic Management, in Internationalisation of Law in “The Digital Information Society: Nordic Yearbook of Law and Informatics 2010–2012” (Dan Jerker B. Svantesson & Stanley Greenstein (eds.)) (June 14, 2013)
  • The New EU Proposal To Regulate Data Protection in the Law Enforcement Sector: Raises the Bar But Not High Enough, IRI-memo, Nr. 2/2012 (April 2012)
Presentations and Workshops
  • Speaker, Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: Data Protection on the Move, Brussels, Belgium, January 2015 – Europe Versus Facebook: An Imbroglio of EU Data Protection Issues
  • Speaker, The Nordic Conference in Law and IT: The Proof is in the Digital Pudding, Oslo, Norway, 14-15 November 2013 – PRISM and the Extraterritorial Assertion of European Legal Authority
  • Speaker’s Corner, The Nordic Conference on Law and IT: Internationalization of Law in the Digital Information Society, Stockholm Sweden, 21–23 November 2012
  • Speaker, 9th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (IDP 2013) Big Data: Challenges & Opportunities, Barcelona (25-26 June, 2013) – “Preserving Privacy in Times of Counter Cyber-Terrorism Data Mining”
  • Speaker, Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: Reloading Data Protection, Brussels, Belgium, 23-25 January 2013 – “Data mining and Its Paradoxical Relationship to the Purpose Limitation Principle”
  • Speaker and co-organizer, MIS – Center for International Law Studies (Dubai), Seminar on International Legal Aspects of Cyber Security, Dubai Knowledge Village, 7-8 December 2012 – “Balancing Electronic Surveillance And Cyber Security” –“Counter-Cyber Terrorism Data Mining in the International Law Context: Balancing Privacy and Security”
  • Speaker’s Corner, The XXVII Nordic Conference on Law and IT: Internationalization of Law in the Digital Information Society, Stockholm Sweden, 21–23 November 2012
  • Presentation and participant, Doctoral Workshop in Law & IT, held in conjunction with the 2011 Nordic Conference in Law & IT. University of Lapland, Finland, November 23 – 25, 2011