Dr Jonathan Andrew works as Research Fellow in the Geneva Human Rights Platform where he conducts research on the intersection of information technology with human rights law.
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.
This research project examines and appraises the impact of innovation and the development of new information technologies on human rights.
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