My primary expertise lies in European and comparative privacy and data protection law. My doctoral dissertation explored the idea of property rights in personal data embedded in the US and European legal contexts. I argued that framing data protection rights erga omnes - even without the formal 'property' label - would be consistent with the European approach to data protection, create a de-facto property right in personal data and would achieve individual control over his/her data more effectively. I have expanded my research into the area of economic analysis of privacy and data protection law, in particular, data protection rights as entitlements and personal data as a resource. I have conducted research on the policy studies of data protection, in particular, the role of private actors in the data protection rule-setting.
Personal website: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/n.n.purtova/
Purtova, N.N. (2017). Between GDPR and the police directive: Navigating through the maze of information sharing in public-private partnerships. International Data Privacy Law
N.N. Purtova, S.A. Adams, & R.E. Leenes (Eds.) (2016) Under observation: The interplay between eHealth and surveillance.: Springer International Publishing.
Purtova, N.N. (2016, December). Health data for common good:: Defining the boundaries and social dilemmas of data commons. In Samantha Adams, Nadezhda Purtova, & Ronald Leenes (Eds.), Under observation:: The interplay between eHealth and surveillance (pp. 177-210).: Springer International.
Purtova, N.N. (2016). eHealth spare parts as a service: Modular eHealth solutions and medical device reform. European Journal of Health Law
Adams, S.A., & Purtova, N.N. (2016). Introducing the Special Issue, "Rethinking Surveillance:Theories, Discourses, Structures, and Practices". Philosophy & Technology
Purtova, N. (2015). Illusion of personal data as noone's property. Law, Innovation and Technology 7(1)
Purtova, N. (2014). Default entitlements in personal data in the Proposed Regulation: Informational Self-Determination Off the Table ... and Back On Again? in Computer Law and Security Review 30(1)
Purtova, N. (2013). Who decides on the future of data protection? Role of law firms in shaping European data protection regime. in International Review of Law, Computers & Technology, DOI: 10.1080/13600869.2013.801591
Purtova, N. (2011). Property Rights in Personal Data: a European Perspective, Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International (PhD dissertation)
Purtova, N. (2010). Private law solutions in European data protection: relationship to privacy, and waiver of data protection rights.? Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, vol. 28, no. 2
Keynotes, invited presentations and panels
Invited presentation at Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, Oslo, Norway, 22 September 2015 (speaking on ?Challenging conceptual boundaries between personal data and information: implications for legal protection of privacy.?)
Keynote speaker at the Expert Workshop ?Consumer Privacy in Network Industries?, held by Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), Brussels, 24 February 2015 (?Property rights in personal data as a test-case for personal data policies?)
Invited panellist at the Masterclass ?Privacy and National Security in the Digital Age?, organised by Tilburg Law Review, Tilburg, 5 march 2015
Invited presentation ?Coherence of the EU data protection reform? (based of the book chapter co-authored with C. Cuijpers and E. Kosta) at the Conference ?Coherence in EU Internet Law?, organised by the Copenhagen Business School, 9-10 October 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
Young scholar-discussant (with prof. Corien Prins as an invited prominent scholar and chief discussant) at the Evening of Science and Society (Avond van Wetenschap en Maatschappij), Ridderzaal, 6 October 2914, The Hague, The Netherlands
Keynote speaker at International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management for the Future Internet in the Age of Globalisation, 7-12 September, 2014, Patras, Greece (?The Matrix as a new metaphor to guide data protection law?)
Invited paper for Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC 2014), Berkeley Centre for Law and Technology and George Washington University Marvin Center, June, 2014, Washington, DC. (Working title: ?Of Human Livestock and Information Bio-Industry: Towards a Common-Pool Resource Narrative of Data Protection?)
Invited panellist at Debate Café ?Virtual Property on the Internet?, 24 April 2014, University of Maastricht
Presentation ?Changing trends in the European data protection (overview of the data protection reform)? at PI.lab event 5 December 2013, Amsterdam
Invited presentation at Consilience 2013 Conference on Data Protection and Cyber Security in India, Law and Technology Committee of National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India, May 2013
Invited panelist at ?For your eyes only - Privacy, Empowerment and Technology in the context of Social Networks,? Brussels, 29-30 November 2012 (?Property rights in personal data?)
Invited expert at the Workshop on Economic value of privacy, organized by European Commission and Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Amsterdam, 7-10 October 2012
Invited expert presentation at Workshop on Economics of Personal Information, speaking on the US and EU debate on property rights in personal data, organized by European Commission and Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Brussels, 28 March 2012
ERC Starting Grand 2016 (2017-2022)
In 2016 I was awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant to conduct a five-year research project ?Understanding information for legal protection of people against information-induced harms? (ERC-2016-StG-716971 INFO-LEG). The project aims to re-examine conceptual foundations of the data protection law and commenced in March 2017.