Karolina La Fors
Karolina La Fors is a post-doc researcher and conducts research within the EU-funded e-SIDES Project in a team at eLaw.
Karolina La Fors studied both law and social sciences and holds a PhD in data protection and human rights law. Her PhD research dealt with the data protection, human rights and socio-technical implications of digital prevention and identification practices of the Dutch government for the lives of children and migrants. Her Science and Technology Studies informed legal analysis dealt with how digital risk profiles of children and migrants emerged in practice and what the effects of these have been on the rights and identity of these often ‘marginalized’ citizens.
Currently Karolina conducts research within the EU-funded e-SIDES Project in a team at eLaw. The project sets out to explore the ethical, social and legal challenges surrounding privacy-preserving big data technologies.
Research area and interests
Her main research interest and experience lies in the fields of risk profiling, prevention, privacy, identity, big data, data protection, governmental data bases including those in the law enforcement domain. Furthermore, she is interested in analyzing the legal position of citizens in relation to digital technologies. In 2010 she has also been a visiting researcher at the Geography Department of Durham University, UK in order to deepen her research and critical thinking about risk assessment technologies and strategies. She has also earned experience as a lecturer under the scope of the Master in Law and Technology programme at Tilburg University. In her earlier work she contributed to research on such EU-funded FP7 projects as the DigIDeas, HIDE, FIDIS and STORK.