Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Edina Harbinja PhD

Visiting Professor
Privacy and Data Protection

PhD (University of Strathclyde, 2017)
LLM (Distinction) (University of Strathclyde, 2011)
LLB (Hons.) (University of Sarajevo, 2007)

Significant Professional Experience

  • Senior lecturer in media/privacy law, Aston University, October 2018-present
  • Senior lecturer in law, University of Hertfordshire, August 2014 - October 2018
  • Tutor of law, University of Strathclyde, September 2012 – August 2014

Current research

  • Digital assets and post-mortem privacy
  • Digital rights and platform regulation
  • Regulatory theory

Main publications

  • Harbinja, Edina, Digital death, digital assets and post-mortem privacy: Theory, technology, and the law (EUP, 2021, forthcoming)
  • Harbinja, Edina and Henry Pearce, ‘Your data will never die, but you will: A comparative analysis of US and UK post-mortem data donation frameworks’ (2020, in progress)
  • Leiser, M. & Harbinja, E., ‘Content not available: Why the UK proposal for a ‘package of platform safety measures’ will harm free speech’ (2020) Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal (accepted, in press)
  • Edwards, L. & Harbinja, E ‘Be Right Back’: What Rights Do We Have over Post-mortem Avatars of Ourselves?’ in Edwards, L., Schafer, B. & Harbinja, E. (eds.), Future law: Emerging Technology, Ethics and Regulation (Edinburgh University Press, 2020, in press)
  • Harbinja, Edina, ‘The ‘newish’ property, informational bodies and immortality’, in Maggi Savin-Baden and Victoria Mason-Robbie, Digital Afterlife, (Taylor and Francis (US), 2020, in press)
  • Harbinja, Edina, ‘Posthumous Medical Data Donation: The Case for a Legal Framework’ in Luciano Floridi and Jenni Krutzinna, eds, The Ethics Of Medical Data Donation, Philosophical Studies Series, Vol. 137, (Springer, 2019)
  • Harbinja, Edina, 'Emails and Death: Legal Issues Surrounding Post - Mortem Transmission of Emails', (2019) Death Studies 43(7)
  • Harbinja, Edina ‘Social media and death’ in Lorna Gillies and David Mangan (eds) The Legal Challenges of Social Media (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017)
  • Harbinja, Edina ‘Post-mortem privacy 2.0: Theory, law and technology’ (2017) 31 International Review of Law, Computers & Technology
  • Harbinja, Edina ‘Legal Nature of Emails: A Comparative Perspective’ (2016) 14 Duke Law and Technology Review 227
  • Harbinja, Edina ‘Virtual Worlds – a Legal Post-Mortem Account’ (2014) 10(3) SCRIPT-ed 2
  • Edwards, Lilian and Harbinja, Edina ‘Protecting Post-Mortem Privacy: Reconsidering the Privacy Interests of the Deceased in a Digital World’ (2013) 32(1) Cardozo Arts & Entertainment 101