Internet of Things

mr. dr. Tijmen Wisman


The EU has set a digital agenda for a phenomenon they refer to as the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). This is not a clear-cut concept. It means that the internet will advance from a network of computers towards a network of things. Smartphones are a good example, but also smart washing machines and electricity meters prove that computing power is extending the traditional limits of the pc. The aim of the research is to assess the foreseeable impact of EU policy with regard to the IoT on the private sphere of the home. In addition this impact will be tested against the European laws concerning privacy.


prof. dr. mr Britta van Beers

The legal and le­gal-philo­soph­i­cal mean­ing of con­cepts such as per­son, hu­man­ity and dig­nity, es­pe­cially in the light of cur­rent bio­med­ical de­vel­op­ments. This includes the sym­bolic di­men­sions and ef­fects of the law within the reg­u­la­tion of new tech­no­log­i­cal is­sues and the legal and philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions raised by the reg­u­la­tion of as­sisted re­pro­duc­tive tech­nolo­gies, such as wrong­ful birth and wrong­ful life ac­tions, sur­ro­gacy and re­pro­duc­tive tourism

The regulation of cross-border transfer of arms

dr. Galina Cornelisse