Margaret Warthon Ocsa

PhD Candidate

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Margaret is a PhD in Law candidate at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on the implications of data protection transparency rights for automated decision-making (ADM), focusing on the automated processing of biometric data in the public sector. Margaret aims to offer clear means to implement transparency in the automated processing of biometric data in the public sector. In doing so, Margaret addresses four sub-themes:

i) the information and identification possibilities of biometric data for automated decision-making and the need for transparent processes;

ii) the interplay between data protection and administrative regulations on ADM transparency, i.e., commonalities, divergences, and limitations;

iii) the discrepancy between public interests, such as national security, and seeking transparency within ADM biometric systems in the public sector; and

iv) the elaboration of a legal framework to balance the trade-offs present in the quest for meaningful transparency in automated decision-making based on biometric data.

Margaret Warthon Ocsa