Dara Hallinan

Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Experience

Studied law at the University of Birmingham in England and at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. Legal Master in Human Rights and Democratisation at the European Inter-University Center in Italy and at the University of Tartu in Estonia. Topic of final dissertation: Orthodox Pluralism: Contours of Freedom of Religion in the Russian Federation and Strasbourg Jurisprudence.

Has been a researcher in the New Technologies Competence Center at the Fraunhofer-Institut for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe since May 2011.

Has been a doctroal student in law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, supervised by Professor Paul de Hert, since May 2012. Topic of doctoral dissertation: ‚Regulation of Biobanks through Data Protection Law‘.

Work focus

  • Privacy and Data Protection Law
    − Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)

  • Bioethics and Biomedical law
    − Genomics
    − Genetic Data
    − Biobanks
    − Biometric Data
    − Neurodata 

Presentations

IFIP Summer School, Trento, 2011, "Citizens‘ Perceptions of Privacy and Data Protection
Security, Ethics, and Justice: Towards a more inclusive Security Design”, Tübingen, 2012, Neurodata and Security.

Fifth Biennial Surveillance and Society Conference, Sheffield, 2012, Neurodata Based Applications and Data Protection.

IFIP Summer School, Nijmegen, 2013, Genetic Data, Multiple Data Subjects and the Data Protection Regulation.

Human Computers and Choice, Turku, 2014, Open Consent and the Data Protection Regulation.

PRISMS Final Conference, Vienna, 2014, Can Dynamic Groups be Protected under the Data Protection Regulation.

Group Privacy Workshop, Amsterdam, 2014 ‚Genetic Groups and the Data Protection Regulation.

Publications

Hallinan, D.; Schütz, P.; Friedewald, M.; de Hert, P. (2015): Wer kann sie erraten? In: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 31.1./1.2.2015, p. 17

Hallinan, D.; Schütz, P.; Friedewald, M.; de Hert, P. (2015): Schutz für Neurodaten – Grundrecht gegen das Gedankenlesen. Online: Süddeutsche.de, 31.1.2015

Dara Hallinan, Michael Friedewald, Open consent, biobanking and data protection law: Can open consent be ‘informed’ under the forthcoming data protection regulation?, Life Sciences, Society and Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2015, doi:10.1186/s40504-014-0020-9.

Dara Hallinan, Philip Schütz, Michael Friedewald and Paul de Hert, “Neurodata and Neuroprivacy: Data Protection Outdated?”, Surveillance and Society, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2014.

D. Hallinan, P. de Hert and M. Friedewald, ‘'Genetic Data and the Data Protection Regulation: A good effort, but problems remain’, CLSR, Vol. 29, Issue 4, 2013.

Dara Hallinan, “Effects of surveillance on freedom of assembly and association, and on freedom of expression”, in Surveillance in Europe, David Wright and Reinhard Kreissl, Routledge: London, 2014.

Dara Hallinan, “Effects of rights and freedoms on system design”, in Surveillance in Europe, David Wright and Reinhard Kreissl, Routledge: London, 2014.

Forthcoming: Dara Hallinan, Michael Friedewald, “Economic costs of surveillance technologies”, in Surveillance in Europe, David Wright and Reinhard Kreissl, Routledge: London, 2014.

D. Hallinan and M. Friedewald, ‘Public Perception of the Data Environment and Information Transactions: A selected-survey analysis of the European public’s views on the data environment and data transactions’, Communications and Strategies, No. 88, 2012, pp.61-78.

D. Hallinan, M. Friedewald and P. McCarthy, ‘Citizens’ perceptions of data protection and privacy in Europe’, CLSR, Vol. 28, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 263-272.

D. Hallinan, ‘Orthodox Pluralism: Contours of Freedom of Religion in the Russian Federation and Strasbourg Jurisprudence’, Review of Central and East European Law, Vol. 37, No. 2-3, 2012, pp. 293-346.

Media coverage

TV show 2015 (Show "Kulturzeit" in 3Sat – interviewed by Ernst A. Grandits (together with Dara Hallinan) on the topic neurodata)

Surveillance Studies Award 2015 for the research paper "Neurodata and Neuroprivacy: Data Protection Outdated?"