Antoinette Rouvroy

Antoinette Rouvroy

Jurist and Technology specialist

University of Namur, Namur, Belgium

Antoinette Rouvroy received her doctorate from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is a per­ma­nent re­se­arch as­so­cia­te at the Bel­gi­an Na­tio­nal Fund for Sci­en­ti­fic Re­se­arch (FNRS) and holds a senior research position at the Research Centre on Information, Law & Society at the University of Namur, Belgium. Antoinette Rouvroy is also a mem­ber of the French CNIL (Com­mis­si­on In­for­ma­tique et Li­bertés)’s Fo­re­sight com­mit­tee and a member of the Ethics Advisory Group (EAG) of the European Data Protection Committee. 

Antoinette Rouvroy has written on issues of privacy, data protection, equality of opportunity, legality of surveillance and information collection. Her current research interests include algorithmic governance, legal, political and philosophical implications of Big data, algorithmic profiling, and industrial personalization. Focusing on algorithmic governance, Antoinette Rouvroy explores our modes of production, accounts of “reality”, government, and modalities of resistance and critique.

Recent publications: 

  • Human Genes and Neoliberal Governance. A Foucauldian Critique, (Routledge, 2007)
  • Law, Autonomic Computing, and Transformations of Human Agency. The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology, with Mireille Hildebrandt (Routledge, 2011)