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Edina Harbinja

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    20132020

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    Personal profile

    General

    Dr Edina Harbinja is a Senior Lecturer in Media/Privacy Law. Her principal areas of research and teaching are related to the legal issues surrounding the Internet and emerging technologies. Edina is a pioneer and a recognised expert in post-mortem privacy, i.e. privacy of the deceased individuals. She has published widely on aspects of internet law and regulation and has been a visiting scholar and an invited speaker to universities and conferences in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Her research has been highly impactful. She has been able to influence and inform American, the UK and Australian legislators and court cases over the past 5 years, as well as big tech companies, the legal profession and civil society. Her public engagement has been very extensive. She has published pieces in news outlets, websites, practitioners’ magazines etc. (e.g. BBC Tomorrow’s World, BBC Ideas, The Nature Outlook, The Guardian, The Verge, The Daily Mail, The Conversation, The Law Society Gazette, The Legal Practice Management Magazine etc.).

    Edina holds a number of appointments and memberships outside Aston. This includes, inter alia, membership of the Advisory Council at Open Rights Group, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, membership of the Executive Committee, British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA). Edina is also an alumna of the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora programme and the UK Digital Economy Ambassador, as a part of the CHERISH-DE Digital Economy Crucible Programme, Swansea University.

    Edina is a chief editor for the EUP book series ‘Future law’, along with Prof Lilian Edwards and Prof Burkhard Schafer, and she has guest edited tech law journals as well. She is also a peer reviewer for a number of journals in the area of IT and law and has reviewed research proposals, book proposals and monographs. Edina has led small grant applications as a PI, and have so far been successful at two important awards.

    Edina’s research interests are in the area of privacy and data protection, post-mortem privacy, digital regulation, digital property and AI. Find her on Twitter at @EdinaRl.

     

    Contact Details

    Email: e.harbinja@aston.ac.uk
    Room: SW711
     

    External positions

    Governor

    Member of the Executive Committee

    Member of the Advisory Council

    Keywords

    • K Law (General)
    • Internet regulation
    • privacy
    • data protection
    • free speech
    • post-mortem privacy
    • IP

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    Research Output

    Your data will never die, but you will: A comparative analysis of US and UK post-mortem data donation frameworks  

    Harbinja, E. & Pearce, H., Apr 2020, In : Computer Law and Security Review. 36, 105403.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Content not available: Why the UK proposal for a ‘package of platform safety measures’ will harm free speech

    Leiser, M. & Harbinja, D. E., 9 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Editorial

    Harbinja, E. & Ausloos, J., 4 May 2019, In : International Review of Law, Computers and Technology. 33, 2, p. 119-121 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Emails and Death: Legal Issues Surrounding Post - Mortem Transmission of Emails

    Harbinja, E., 1 Sep 2019, In : Death Studies. 43, 7, p. 435-445 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Inheritance of Digital Media

    Harbinja, E., Jan 2019, Partners for Preservation: Advancing digital preservation through cross-community collaboration. Kramer-Smyth, J. (ed.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter