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Ms Judith Rauhofer

Lecturer in IT Law

Rechtsanwalt (non-practicing - Germany), Solicitor (non-practicing - England and Wales)

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2031


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Judith Rauhofer is a Lecturer in IT Law at the University of Edinburgh and an Associate Director of the Centre for Studies of Intellectual Property and Technology Law (SCRIPT). Her research interests include the commercial and fundamental rights aspects of online privacy and electronic surveillance, data protection, information security and all areas of e-commerce and internet law and policy. Judith is particularly interested in exploring the tensions between privacy as an individual right and as a common good. She is currently working on a project (with Prof. Lilian Edwards, Strathclyde) on "Privacy, Personal Data and the Freemium Model" as part of the inter-institutional Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise & Technology (CREATe).

At Honours level, Judith teaches Law, Information and Technology; at Masters level, she is the course organiser for Data Protection and Data Privacy (LLM), Information Technology Law (eLLM), Legal Challenges of Information Technolgy (LLM) and Information: Control and Power (both LLM and eLLM). In 2016/17, she is programme director for the eLLM Information Technology Law and the eLLM Innovation, Technology and the Law.

Judith is qualified as a Rechtsanwalt in Germany and as a solicitor in England and Wales. She has worked in legal practice for several years, advising clients from the media and new media industries on aspects of e-commerce, data protection and IT law. She continues to provide consultancy services in the area of e-commerce and data protection compliance.

Judith is a member of the Executive of British and Irish Law, Eductation and Technology Association (BILETA) and of the Advisory Councils to the Open Rights Group (ORG) and the foundation for information policy research (fipr).

Judith is a Founding Editor of the European Data Protection Law Review. She also serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Law and Technology.


Research Interests

Data protection, privacy, surveillance