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Doc­tor of Laws of the Eu­ro­pean Uni­ver­si­ty In­sti­tu­te (Flo­rence), Antoinette Rouvroy is per­ma­nent re­se­arch as­so­cia­te at the Bel­gi­an Na­tio­nal Fund for Sci­en­ti­fic Re­se­arch (FNRS) and se­ni­or re­se­ar­cher at the Re­se­arch Cent­re In­for­ma­ti­on, Law and So­cie­ty, Law Fa­cul­ty, Uni­ver­si­ty of Na­mur (Bel­gi­um). She is also mem­ber of the French CNIL (Com­mis­si­on In­for­ma­tique et Li­bertés)’s Fo­re­sight com­mit­tee and appointed expert for the Consultative Committee of the Copnvention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data.

In her wri­tings, she has ad­dres­sed, among other things, is­su­es of pri­va­cy, data pro­tec­tion, non-dis­cri­mi­na­ti­on, equa­li­ty of op­por­tu­nities, due pro­cess in the con­text of “data-rich” en­vi­ron­ments (the so-cal­led ge­ne­tic re­vo­lu­ti­on, the so-cal­led computational turn) with an ap­proach com­bi­ning le­gal and po­li­ti­cal phi­lo­so­phy. Her cur­rent in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry re­se­arch in­te­rests re­vol­ve around what she has called al­go­rith­mic go­vern­men­ta­li­ty. Un­der this fou­caul­di­an neo­lo­gism, she ex­plo­res the se­mio­tic-epis­te­mic, po­li­ti­cal, le­gal and phi­lo­so­phi­cal im­pli­ca­ti­ons of the com­pu­ta­tio­nal turn (Big Data, 
al­go­rith­mic pro­filing, in­dus­tri­al per­so­na­liza­t­i­on). She ex­plo­res the im­pact of al­go­rith­mic go­vern­men­ta­li­ty on our mo­des of pro­duc­tion of what counts and ac­counts for “rea­li­ty”, on our mo­des of go­vern­ment, on the mo­da­li­ties of cri­tique, re­sis­tan­ce and re­cal­citran­ce, and on processes of individual and collective subjectivation or individuation.

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External responsibilities

On January 28, 2016, Antoinette Rouvroy has been appointed as one of the six members of the EU's new Ethics Advisory Group (AEG), together with  J. Peter Burgess, Luciano Floridi,  Jaron Lanier, Aurélie Pols and Jeroen Van den Hoven. Reporting to the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) the Ethics Advisory Group will explore the relationships between human rights, technology, markets and business models in the 21st century from an interdisciplinary perspective, with particular attention to the implications of/for the rights to privacy and data protection in the digital environment. 




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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Laws, Institut universitaire européen / European University Institute (Florence)


Award Date: 6 Mar 2006

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Research Output

«Re/Dissolution» in the (Dis)society of Quantifiable Signals and Algorithms

Rouvroy, A., 28 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Antoinette Rouvroy: "À mon sens, Zuckerberg est dépassé": Interview réalisée par Simon Brunfaut

Rouvroy, A., 23 Mar 2018, L'Echo.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

Avec les big data nous ne sommes que la somme de nos données: Une interview réalisée par Christophe Alix

Rouvroy, A., 10 Apr 2018, Libération.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article

Open Access

De Big Brother à Big Data. De la surveillance au profilage. Contribution au Hors série "Michel Foucault: Le courage d'être soi"

Rouvroy, A., 29 Jan 2018, Philosophie magazine, Hors série. Foucault. , 36, p. 60-63 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

Open Access

EU set to test AI guards to protect external borders (Intervention dans la presse écrite): Propos recueillis par A. Brzozowski

Rouvroy, A. & Brzozowski, A., 5 Nov 2018, EurActiv.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationFeatured article


Intelligence artificielle, action publique et démocratie : vers une expertise sans experts ?

Antoinette Rouvroy (Contributor)

12 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

International Workshop : Re /Dissolution

Antoinette Rouvroy (Contributor)

28 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Homo juridicus est-il soluble dans la gouvernementalité algorithmique ?

Antoinette Rouvroy (Speaker)

30 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

International Conference "Critical Stances - Critique as Practice", Lueneburg.

Antoinette Rouvroy (Contributor)

21 Jun 201823 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Conférence- débat organisée par Alexander de Croo sur la désinformation en ligne.

Antoinette Rouvroy (Contributor)

17 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


A Critique of Genetic Enligntenment: Human Genetics and the Metamorphoses of Governance

Author: Rouvroy, A., 2006

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Legal Studies

La protection des données dans la société de l'information.

Author: Henrotte, J., 2008

Supervisor: Rouvroy, A. (Jury)

Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Management

Virtuality and Capabilities in a World of Ambient Intelligence

Author: Gaspar Costa, L., 1 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Rouvroy, A. (Supervisor), Poullet, Y. (Supervisor), Montero Redondo, E. (President), De Terwangne, C. (Jury), STANDAERT, F. (External person) (Jury), Tulkens, F. (External person) (Jury) & Hildebrandt, M. (External person) (Jury)

Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Legal Studies