On June 20th, Judith Möller won the ASCoR Baschwitz Article of the Year Award for her article “Do not blame it on the algorithm”, written together with co-authors Damian Trilling, Natali Helberger and Bram van Es. This award is given for the best article published by an ASCoR staff member in a peer-reviewed journal in the preceding year. Well deserved, congratulations Judith!
The Stefano Rodotà Award was granted for the first time this year by the Committee of Convention 108. This award recognises innovative and original academic research projects in the field of data protection. Jef Ausloos earned this award with his project entitled “The Right to Erasure: Safeguard for Informational Self Determination in a Digital Society ?”. Congrats Jef!
Jef Ausloos presented his legal-empirical research on the right of access in EU data protection law, together with Pierre Dewitte. Their research received the Privacy Papers for Policymakers award from the Future of Privacy Forum, and was presented with four other papers at the US congress in Washington DC. In this research, Jef Ausloos tested online service providers’ compliance with data subject rights on the ground (open access available here).
On Thursday February 8th, Claes de Vreese won the NefCA “Senior” Career Award at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap. The jury decided that de Vreese embodies a career of outstanding achievements in Communication Studies with a significant impact on academic scholarship, as well as societal challenges. Given that Claes has -by far-not yet reached the senior days of his academic career, the jury voted to re-name the award to the ‘NefCA Career Award’. Congratulations Claes!
Mariella Bastian was chosen for the Dissertation Prize 2018 of TU Dortmund University (Germany) for the Faculty of Culture Studies. Her PhD thesis is entitled “Media and Accountability in Latin America. Framework – Conditions – Instruments”. The prize will be awarded on January 23 at TU Dortmund University. Congratulations Mariella!