Doctor of Laws of the European University Institute (Florence), Antoinette Rouvroy is permanent research associate at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) and senior researcher at the Research Centre Information, Law and Society, Law Faculty, University of Namur (Belgium).
She is also member of the French CNIL (Commission Informatique et Libertés)’s Foresight committee, member of the Ethics Advisory Board of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), and expert commissioned by the Council of Europe.. She authored ‘Human Genes and Neoliberal Governance: A Foucauldian Critique’ (Routledge-Cavendish, 2008) and co-edited, with Mireille Hildebrandt, ‘Law, Human Agency and Autonomic Computing: Philosophers of Law meet Philosophers of Technology’ (Routledge, 2011).
In her writings, she has addressed, among other things, issues of privacy, data protection, non-discrimination, equality of opportunities, due process in the context of “data-rich” environments (the so-called genetic revolution, the so-called information/surveillance society) with an approach combining legal and political philosophy. Her current interdisciplinary research interests revolve around the concept of algorithmic governmentality. Under this foucauldian neologism, she explores the semiotic-epistemic, political, legal and philosophical implications of the computational turn (Big Data, algorithmic profiling, industrial personalization). She explores the impact of algorithmic governmentality on our modes of production of what counts and accounts for “reality”, on our modes of government, and on the modalities of critique, resistance or recalcitrance.