Niklas Eder has studied in law in Heidelberg, Berlin, Paris and London. He is currently a PhD student and legal researcher at the chair of Prof. Dr. Mattias Wendel at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Besides his scientific engagement with Big Data, AI and privacy, he writes for the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rests on the premise that the protection of personal data guarantees the protection of privacy. This premise has been subject to substantial criticism. It has been convincingly argued that with the help of algorithm-based processing of large data sets, knowledge about individuals can be inferred without violating GDPR provisions. […]