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Bo Zhao, LLM


  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 736

    5037 DE Tilburg


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Research interests

-Comparative data & privacy protection law (EU, US and China)

-Cross border data protection law (EU, US and China)

-Comparative defamation law in theory and in practice

-Rule of law and law development in China

-Posthumous data and privacy protection

-Philosophy of law (legal formalities and legal reasoning)


--Member of membership committee of GIGANET (Global Internet Governance Academic Network), since 2016

--Senior research fellow, STeP (Security, Technology and e-Privacy) Research Group, European and Economic law Department, Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, 2014-2017

--Post-doc researcher, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of law, University of Groningen, 2010-1013

--Assistant professor, Anyang Institute of Technology, Anyang, China, 2006-2009

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Research Output 2009 2019

Connected cars in China: Technology, data protection and regulatory responses

Zhao, B., Jun 2019, Grundrechtsschutz im Smart Car Kommunikation, Sicherheit und Datenschutz im vernetzten Fahrzeug. Hornung, G. & Roßnagel, A. (eds.). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer/Link, p. 417-438 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Data protection
Car industry

Data protection as a fundamental right: The European General Data Protection Regulation and its extraterritorial application in China

Zhao, B. & Chen, W., Mar 2019, In : US-China Law Review. 16, 3, p. 97-113 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
data protection
fundamental right

Unraveling home protection in the IoT age: Smart living, mixed reality, and home 2.0

Zhao, B., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review. XXI

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

A privacy perspective of open government: Sex, wealth and transparency in China

Zhao, B., 2018, Proliferation of open government initiatives and systems. Kok, A. (ed.). IGI Global, p. 29-48 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

GDPR and China: What do we need to know

Zhao, B., Brewczyńska, M. & Chen, W., 2018, Tilburg: TILT, Tilburg University. 59 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Projects 2014 2019

Privacy in the 21st century: Finding a new paradigm to protect citizens in the age of ubiquitous data

Koops, B., Skorvánek, I., Zhao, B., Hoepman, J., Newell, B. & Timan, T.


Project: Research project