Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Criminal Law

    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Project Office
    Promotion & Advisory

Professor Javier Valls-Prieto, from the Department of Criminal Law at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).

Criminal Law Department is a top research centre in Law and Criminology. We have several research Projects about different topics in Criminal Law. At the moment the research is about the big challenges Criminal Law’s has in a global world such as human trafficking, cybercrime, corruption, drug trafficking, organize crime.

The Department hold 20 top level researches with international experience in Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and most of the Spanish countries in South America.

The Criminology Institute from Andalusia is an interuniversity research centre focus on penalty theory and praxis, terrorism criminology, cybercrime and minors criminality.

We have experience in European research projects related to law/criminology and technology. We have taken part on the project ePOOLICE (an early warning scanner to prevent organize crime). At the same we are participating on the SIENNA project developing international standards in the use of technology in humans.

The use of Big Data has a huge impact in Privacy right but at the same time new technics in data analysis is really important to economic development. Self driving cars, Smart Girds, marketing profiling, etc. are just the present of the use of bunk of data in new markets but the future will be huge. That the reason why the European Regulation 2016/679 try to build a system that protect citizens rights but at the same time let new economy developers to find out new opportunities.

One of the new points of the Regulation is the Privacy Impact Assessment that consist in an evaluation of the risks, technical solutions and a test of the measures adopted to protect the data. This is a soft law solutions but the Regulation also ask for criminal penalties for the misuse of the data analysis.

Something similar happen when we use Big Data analysis with the idea to fight crime. In this situations the regulation is the new Directive 2016/680. It is fuzzier as the Regulation so in that cases the Privacy Impact Assessment will need develop of ethical guidelines and codes to avoid the misuse by the law enforcement.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)
  • Information Science and Engineering (ENG)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor (jvalls@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)