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Research interests

I research the interface between big data, rights and democratic representation worldwide. My work looks at how people are represented through digital data, and particularly at social and economic inclusion and exclusion through data. I look at these problems in particular environments including the development and humanitarian response sectors, smart cities and living labs, and more broadly in the public sphere in countries worldwide.

I lead the ERC-funded Global Data Justice project, which seeks to identify common understandings amongst people worldwide about what constitutes just treatment in relation to data technologies. The Data Justice team of researchers will conduct fieldwork to understand how people experience the growing role of data as a social and policy tool, whether existing legal and rights systems reflect their understanding of data technologies? risks and benefits, and what governance gaps need to be filled. We aim to compare differing views across regions and cultures, and to draw on these to produce a concept of data justice that can provide the tools for thinking about and governing data technologies as a global phenomenon.


Tilburg University Assistant Professor for Data Ethics, Law and Policy. Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT)
University of Amsterdam (2014-2016) Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow, ?D4D: the development of ethical frameworks for the use of big data in development policy?. International Development Studies dept., Governance and Inclusive Development research group.
Oxford Internet Institute (2012-2014) Postdoctoral researcher, ?Accessing and Using Big Data to Advance Social Science Knowledge?.
Institute of Development Studies, UK (2007-12) Thesis: Global travellers on the digital dirt road: international mobility, networks and ICT diffusion in Ghana.

External positions

(University of Amsterdam)

1 May 201631 Dec 2016


  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Internet
  • Ethics

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migrants experience Earth & Environmental Sciences
moral philosophy Social Sciences
Internet Engineering & Materials Science
Wikipedia Social Sciences
Mobile phones Engineering & Materials Science
Social sciences Engineering & Materials Science
West Africa Social Sciences
citizenship Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2019


Taylor, L., 2019, Digital geographies. Ash, J., Kitchin, R. & Leszczynski, A. (eds.). Sage, p. 260-270 11 p.

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


People’s strategies for perceived surveillance in Amsterdam Smart City

Jameson, S., Richter, C. & Taylor, L., 2019, In : Urban Geography. p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Smart city

What is responsible and sustainable data science?

Taylor, L. & Purtova, N., Jul 2019, In : Big Data & Society. 6, 2, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Who are the end-user(s) of smart cities? A synthesis of conversations in Amsterdam

Richter, C., Taylor, L., Jameson, S. & Perez del Pulgar, C., 2019, Creating smart cities. Coletta, C., Evans, L., Heaphy, L. & Kitchin, R. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 212-231 20 p.

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

Automated Decision-Making Fairness in an AI-driven World: Public Perceptions, Hopes and Concerns

Araujo, T. B., de Vreese, C. H., Helberger, N., Kruikemeier, S., van Weert, J. C. M., Bol, N., Oberski, D., Pechenizkiy, M., Schaap, G. & Taylor, L., 25 Sep 2018

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific