Gerard Ritsema van Eck

My research focuses on participatory surveillance, privacy, and data protection issues in public spaces. For more information contact me at g.j.ritsema.van.eck[at]step-rug.nl, gerard.rve[at]pm.me, twitter.com/gerardrve, my staff page at the University of Groningen, or my ORCiD.

Publications

Commentary: A Republican and Collective Approach to the Privacy and Surveillance Issues of Bodycams
2020, with Lotte Houwing. In Bryce Clatyon Newell (ed) Police on Camera: Surveillance, Privacy and Police Accountability (Routledge). Order at Routledge.

Police bodycams as sousveillance tools? Reflections on the debate in the Netherlands
2020, with Lotte Houwing. 18(2) Surveillance & Society 284-287. Abstract, full text.

Capturing license plates: police-citizen interaction apps from an EU data protection perspective
2020, with Jonida Milaj. 34(1) International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 1-21. Abstract, full text.

Mapmaking in “Smart Cities” and the Role of Group Data Protection Rights in Data Protection Impact Assessments
2019, in Angela Daly, S. Kate Devitt and Monique Mann (eds), Good Data 298-316 (Institute of Network Cultures). Abstract, full text.

Mobile devices as stigmatizing security sensors: the GDPR and a future of crowdsourced ‘broken windows’
2018, with Oskar Josef Gstrein. 8(1) International Data Privacy Law 69-85. Abstract, full text.

Emergency calls with a photo attached: The effects of urging citizens to use their smartphones for surveillance
2018, in Bryce Clayton Newell, Tjerk Timan and Bert-Jaap Koops (eds), Surveillance, Privacy and Public Space 157-178 (in Kirstie Ball, William Webster and Charles Raab (eds) Routledge Studies in Surveillance, Routledge). Abstract, full text.

Presentations

Capturing license plates: police-citizen interaction apps from an EU data protection perspective
2019, TiLTing Perspectives, Tilburg. Slides & abstract.

"I've got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined": Taylor Swift's 'reputation' album and the culture of surveillance
2019, GiKII session at TiLTing Perspectives, Tilburg. Slides & abstract.

Mapmaking in Smart Cities in the context of Good Data
2019, as part of the Good Data book launch at the Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam. Slides & abstract.

Presentation on legal issues surrounding participatory surveillance apps
2018, invited talk at the Groninger Juristen Congres 2018. Slides & abstract.

Participatory Mapmaking
2018, contribution to the panel "Boundaries of Sharing — Participatory Surveillance in Data-driven Societies" at the Surveillance Studies Network Conference, Aarhus. Slides and abstract.

Mapmaking in Smart Cities and the Role of Group Data Protection Rights in DPIAs
2018, Surveillance Studies Network Conference, Aarhus. Slides and abstract.

How mobile personal safety technologies are restructuring privacy in public
2017, TiLTing Perspectives, Tilburg. Slides and abstract.

Mobile devices as stigmatizing security sensors
2017, Sensor Publics: A Workshop on the Politics of Sensing and Data Infrastructures, Munich. Slides & abstract.

Sinopticon: Emergency Calls with a photo attached
2015, Cyberspace '15, Brno. Slides & abstract.

Privacy and dignity implications of the use of automated surveillance and behavioural profiling in airports
2014, Cyberspace '14, Brno. Slides.

Reports/miscellaneous

Waar surveilleert de politie en waarom?
2020, in Rosalie Koolhoven & Ariska Bonnema (eds) Superdillema's (University of Groningen, presented to all Dutch primary schools on the International Day of Peace). Full text.

Decision Support Tool
2015, with Aaron Ceross. Part of RESPECT deliverable 15.2 (confidential).

Model Law: 'Surveillance Systems Safeguards Directive’
2015, with Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnice. Part of RESPECT deliverable 15.2 (confidential).

Toolkit
2014, with Jeanne Pia Mifsud Bonnici and Joseph Cannataci. SMART deliverable 12.3 (confidential).

Press

4 Decemver 2020, Guest on the In Casu podcast by the JFV, discussing the Netflix-documentary 'The Social Dilemma' https://open.spotify.com/episode/7axO3wCD8jBM4dX0rcRFzv?si=xoNposPrTwKyswFDAYvUvw.

29 July 2020, 'Dierenambulancemedewerkers willen bodycam: "Bedreigd en geïntimideerd"' RTL Nieuws https://www.rtlnieuws.nl/editienl/artikel/5174117/dierenambulance-ronde-venen-amstelland-bodycam-bedreigd (video also broadcasted as part of EditieNL on RTL4 on the same date).

21 July 2020, Nienke Zoetbrood, ‘Onder de radar leven, kan dat wel in Nederland?’ Vrij Nederland p. 110-119 https://www.vn.nl/onder-de-radar-leven-nederland/.

14 March 2020, Maaike Borst, 'Veiligheid in tijden van camera's: "We denken er niet eens meer over na"' Dagblad van het Noorden p. 16-19 https://www.dvhn.nl/groningen/Veiligheid-in-tijden-van-cameras-25348050.html.

9 November 2019, Wilmer Heck, ‘Pokémon-app van de politie komt er niet’ NRC Handelsblad p. 13 https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2019/11/08/pokemon-app-van-de-politie-komt-er-niet-a3979662.

16 August 2019, Nienke Zoetbrood, 'De bodycam maakt een opmars bij de politie, maar werken die extra ogen op het uniform wel?' Volkskrant https://www.volkskrant.nl/wetenschap/de-bodycam-maakt-een-opmars-bij-de-politie-maar-werken-die-extra-ogen-op-het-uniform-wel~b779e362/.

29 April 2019, Thereza Langeler, 'De politie krijgt meer bodycams, maar hoe zit het dan met de privacy?' Dagblad van het Noorden https://www.dvhn.nl/groningen/De-politie-krijgt-meer-bodycams-maar-hoe-zit-het-dan-met-de-privacy-24406239.html.

11 January 2018, Maaike Borst, 'Docent wil meer waardering voor onderwijs aan de RUG: "De gewone student verpietert"' Dagblad van het Noorden https://www.dvhn.nl/groningen/Docent-wil-meer-waardering-voor-onderwijs-aan-de-RUG-%E2%80%98De-gewone-student-verpietert%E2%80%99-22810281.html.