Postgraduate Research Student
Analysing the tensions between EU data protection law and processing data for criminal investigations.
Summary of research:
In the 21st century two parallel developments can be observed. First, discourse on threats to national/public security through terrorism intensified. Second, the availability of digital data grew exponentially through the advancement of technologies. In this context law enforcement initiatives on EU level increased and more and more intersected with data protection requirements. In this context the thesis examines the growing tensions between EU data protection law and processing data for criminal investigations. Furthermore, it evaluates whether/how these tensions can be reconciled.
Carolin obtained a Bachelor Degree in European Studies from Maastricht University (2008) and subsequently graduated with distinction in EU Law at the University of Edinburgh (2012). She gained practical experience in EU Justice and Home Affairs while being a research assistant for the EU funded project SECILE and by contributing to a study on immigration detention conducted at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Furthermore, she dealt with EU data protection and privacy law in her Master Thesis and while being a legal researcher at the NGO Privacy International.