Dr Damian Clifford

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Biography

Damian Clifford a postdoctoral research fellow at the Australian National University, College of Law and an associate researcher at Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London). His research focuses predominantly on data protection, privacy and the regulation of technology. He has previously been a visiting lecturer at the Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College London (2018-2019), a sessional lecturer and honorary fellow at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne and a sessional lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology. Damian completed his PhD at the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) where he was a FWO Aspirant Fellow funded by Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO) from October 2015 to October 2019. Prior to his FWO fellowship, Damian worked on European Commission funded (FP7 and Horizon 2020) projects in the fields of inter alia Critical Infrastructure Protection, Public Sector Information re-use and Cloud Computing at CiTiP. During this period he split his time between institutions by also working for the University of Antwerp. Damian has published in various international journals and has presented at several international conferences with his work cited by Advocate General Maciej Szpunar in his opinion in the Planet 49 Case (Court of Justice of the European Union, Case C‑673/17).

Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Associate researcher at Information Law and Policy Centre at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London)

Significant research publications

  • Clifford, D., ‘Citizen-consumers in a personalised Galaxy: Emotion influenced decision-making, a true path to the dark side?’ in Future Law: Emerging Technology, Regulation and Ethics, Lilian Edwards, Burkhard Shaffer and Edina Harbinja (eds.) (Edinburgh Uni Press (2020)).
  • Clifford, D. and Graef, I. and Valcke, P., ‘Pre-Formulated Declarations of Data Subject Consent – Citizen-Consumer Empowerment and the Alignment of Data, Consumer and Competition Law Protections.’ German Law Journal 2019, 20, 5, 679-721.
  • Clifford, D. and Ausloos, J. Data Protection and the Role of Fairness, Yearbook of European Law, Volume 37, 2018, 130–187, https://doi.org/10.1093/yel/yey004
  • Clifford, D., Verdoodt, V., Integrative advertising: The marketing ‘dark side’ or merely the Emperor’s new clothes? (Special issue of the European Journal of Law and Technology (2017) Vol 8, No 1, 1-43.
  • Clifford, D., Van Der Sype, Yung Shin (2016). Online dispute resolution: Settling data protection disputes in a digital world of customers. Computer Law and Security Report, 32 (2), 272-285.
  • Clifford, D., EU Data Protection Law and Targeted Advertising: Consent and the Cookie Monster - Tracking the crumbs of online user behaviour, (5 (3) (2014) JIPITEC, 194-212.

In the Media

24
Mar
2020
Damian Clifford writes in Australian Financial Review

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Grants

  • FWO Aspirant Fellow funded by Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen (FWO) from October 2015 to October 2019 at KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (Belgium).

Books & edited collections

  • Clifford, D. The Legal Limits to the Monetisation of Online Emotions. PhD Thesis Leuven: KU Leuven. Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid, 2019.

Book chapters

  • Clifford, D., ‘Citizen-consumers in a personalised Galaxy: Emotion influenced decision-making, a true path to the dark side?’ in Future law book series, Lilian Edwards, Edina Harbinja and Burkhard Shaffer (eds.) (Edinburgh Uni Press (forthcoming 2020)).
  • Clifford, D. ‘Data Protection and Consumer Protection – The Empowerment of the Citizen-Consumer’, in Research Handbook on Privacy and Data Protection Law: Values, Norms and Global Politics, Gloria González Fuster, Rosamunde van Brakel and Paul De Hert (eds.) (forthcoming 2020).
  • Schroers, J., Clifford, D., ‘Legal Implications of information in sharing’ in Collaborative Cyber Threat Intelligence: Detecting and Responding to Advanced Cyber Attacks at the National Level Florian Skopik (ed.) October 2017 CRC Press.

Refereed journal articles

  • Clifford, D. and Graef, I. and Valcke, P., Pre-Formulated Declarations of Data Subject Consent – Citizen-Consumer Empowerment and the Alignment of Data, Consumer and Competition Law Protections (forthcoming German Law Journal 2019).
  • Clifford, D., Ausloos, J., Data Protection and the Role of Fairness, (Yearbook of European Law 2018).
  • Clifford, D., Verdoodt, V., (2017). Integrative advertising: The marketing ‘dark side’ or merely the Emperor’s new clothes? (Special issue of the European Journal of Law and Technology – Vol 8, No 1). 
  • Clifford,  D., Van Der Sype, Yung Shin (2016). Online dispute resolution: Settling data protection disputes in a digital world of customers. Computer Law and Security Report, 32 (2), 272-285.
  • Clifford, D., EU Data Protection Law and Targeted Advertising: Consent and the Cookie Monster - Tracking the crumbs of online user behaviour, (5 (3) (2014) JIPITEC pp.194-212).

Conference papers & presentations

  • Clifford, D.  Fairness, data ethics and the legal limits to EU harmonisation. Amsterdam Privacy Conference, University of Amsterdam, 5-8 October 2018.
  • Clifford, D., Verdoodt, V. Ad-blocking - the dark side of consumer empowerment: a new hope or will the empire strike back? BILETA Conference. University of Hertfordshire, 11-12 April 2016.
  • Verdoodt, V., Clifford, D., Lievens, E. (2015). Toying with children’s emotions, the new game in town? The legality of advergames in the EU. Privacy Law Scholars Conference. Amsterdam, 26th September 2015.
  • Clifford, D., Van Der Sype, Yung Shin, Fides Fido: Online Dispute Resolution a trusted solution to e-commerce disputes? Information Ethics and Security, Future of International World Time, (2014) 206-218.

Commissioned reports

  • Graef I., Clifford D., Study on contractual terms and conditions of large e-commerce platforms Final report, European Commission DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (December 2017)

Case notes & book reviews

  • Clifford, D., (2015). Book review: Neil Richards, Intellectual privacy. Rethinking civil liberties in the digital age (Oxford University Press 2015). European Data Protection Law Review, 4 (1), 321-325.

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