Dr Jonathan Andrew works as a Project Manager with Empowerment Lab, a non-profit association founded in 2017 in Geneva. The organisation runs ‘Girls Tech Playground’ — a community for young girls to explore the world of technology, learn digital skills together in a fun way, and to help them to discover a career field that resonates with their personalities and interests. He is also the Data Protection Advisor to the Consortium of 14 partner institutions of the EU Horizon 2020 project 'ITFlows'.
Dr Andrew formerly worked at the European University Institute (EUI) as Project Manager for SURVEILLE, a cross-disciplinary collaborative research project funded by the European Commission, where he focused on the impact of the surveillance of mobile devices on freedom of movement, assembly and association. Before joining the EUI, he worked as a Senior Legal Adviser with the Danish Refugee Council. His professional experience includes consulting in IT and business process re-engineering.
Dr Andrew holds a PhD in Public International Law from the European University Institute and the Academy of European Law’s Diploma. His doctoral thesis examined the concept of locational privacy in relation to human mobility, focusing on how the classification and terminology of technologies influence the construct of legal metaphors in bridging gaps in applying existing context and precedent.
We are a partner of the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, housed at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre, which aims to map and analyse the human rights challenges and opportunities presented by the use of big data and associated technologies. It notably examines whether fundamental human rights concepts and approaches need to be updated and adapted to meet the new realities of the digital age.
European University Institute, Department of Law