Suzanne Hartholt is a dual PhD candidate at Leiden University Dual PhD Centre. Working title thesis: "View of the future: privacy strategies for face recognition technology."
In 2014, after earning my Bachelor's degree in Law & ICT at the University of Groningen, I obtained my master's degree in IT law, specializing in the impact of facial recognition technology on fundamental rights. I work at the government of the Netherlands, where I researched legacy systems, worked on data standards and co-developed the National Model for the Privacy Impact Assessment.
Now, at the Ministry of Justice and Security, I´m focusing on ´data-driven work´, in the field of artificial intelligence, data analysis and data protection. The Dual PhD Centre of Leiden enables me to combine work with researching 'privacy by design' strategies. Privacy by design make´s it possible to make use of opportunities offered by new technology´s, including face recognition, while preserving the safeguards that protect citizens' right to privacy.
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