Anton Vedder


Anton Vedder is a full-time professor of Law and IT at ICRI/CIR since October 2014. He is also part time associate professor w of Ethics and Technology Regulation since 1996 at the Tilburg University. Recent publications include articles and books on the interplay of technological developments and the conceptualization of basic moral and legal notions (trust in e-health, innovative technologies, care and enhancement and justice, privacy and profiling, etc).
He is a founding member of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). He was involved in a collaborative European BIOMED I project and is still participating in various EU funded international research projects, including ENDORSE, ROBOlaw, MUSES, and WITDOM. He was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (Washington, DC) and the University of Maryland. He organized various international workshops, seminars and conferences, e.g., on innovative health technologies and personal and professional autonomy in health care, the WTO and ethics, reliability and security of information, human enhancement, and the legitimacy of NGOs in the international arena. Anton is one of the founders of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme of Law, Science and Technology. Currently, he is also the leader of the Tilburg contribution to the research programme on Trusted e-Healh Care Solutions within the public-private research community COMMIT and of the Socially Robust e-Coaching project on the moral and legal preconditions for user trust in e-coaching facilities, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and Philips.
Anton teaches courses on legal informatics, ICT law, technology risks and regulation, and healthcare technology and regulation in the undergraduate and graduate programmes of KU Leuven and Tilburg University.

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