About me

I have a background in philosophy, law, and art. Over the last years I increasingly specialised in philosophy of technology, autonomy and privacy issues, the General Data Protection Regulation, and especially in the cross section of these topics and fields. I am particularly interested in the industrialization of "our" online collective memory, the social effects of interface design and control, as well as in the implications that the current praxis of the "internet giants" has on power and knowledge (im)balances. My main goal is to (help) build bridges between theory and practice in order to make sure that technology works for us, and not the other way around. I enjoy working with technicians in order to tackle problematic aspects of technology.

Currently I work as a 'digital ethics' researcher at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science. Here I work on ethical and privacy questions relating to data science, with the focus on privacy by design and value critical design. My main goal is to help students and researchers tackle ethical issues already in the design of their project.

On the 8th of May I was supposed to defend my PhD-dissertation: "Let's forget about it: The Web of problems for the right to be forgotten". However, due to a global pandemic, this defense is postphoned to a yet to be announched date. For this research I explored how the socio-technological constitution of online information sources affects the presence and content of our personal information. For my research I combined philosophy of technology with semiotics, and at the end added a pinch of law. For those already curious, the manuscript can be found here: korenhof.eu/proefschrift.pdf

My dissertation is supervised by prof. Ronald Leenes and prof. Bert-Jaap Koops, who both have been great sources of inspiration and from whom I have learned a lot along the way. During the time of this research I worked at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society at the University of Tilburg, at Digital Security at the Radboud University and as part of Privacy & Identity Lab. I loved working in this interdisciplinary environment and enjoyed co-operating with scholars of various disciplines. In order to understand the topic of my research better, as well as being able to better bridge the communication between different disciplines, I found it important to get some feeling for the technology itself. For this, I followed some programming courses, varying from assembly for the C64 to JavaScript and started working on some hobby electronics (I have a fascination for the relation between hardware and software).

Sometimes I can blog about this, or build some crappy thing to relieve stress.