Currently I am finishing my PhD-thesis "The online collective memory and assimilation of personal information: can the right to be forgotten free us?" (spoiler alert: for the main part, the answer is "No"). In this thesis I explore how the socio-technological constitution of online information sources affects the presence and content of our informational persona.
My research is done at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society at the University of Tilburg, at Digital Security at the Radboud University and as part of Privacy & Identity Lab. I loved working in this interdisciplinary environment and enjoyed co-operating with scholars of various disciplines.
During my research I have build up a keen and critical interest in the industrialization of "our" online collective memory, and more particularly in the social effects of interface design and the accompanying shift in power and knowledge.