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Dr Valerie Verdoodt


Postdoctoral researcher; Faculty of Law and Criminology at Ghent University, Law and Technology Research Group, Belgium



Dr. Valerie Verdoodt is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University, where she is a member of the research group Law and Technology and the Human Rights Centre. Her research focuses on the legal and fundamental rights questions originating from the development of new media and technology, in particular regarding the protection and participation of children online. Her current research project ‘Children’s rights and the monetisation of play’ focuses on (new) forms of commercial exploitation online.



Verdoodt, V. (2020). Children's Rights and Commercial Communication in the Digital Era, Antwerp: Intersentia, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Series, vol 10, 332p.

Verdoodt V., Fordyce R., Archbold L., Gordon F., Clifford D. (2021), “Esports and the platforming of child’s play during COVID-19”, International Journal of Children’s Rights, 29, pp. 496-520.

Archbold L., Verdoodt V., Gordon F., Clifford D. (2021), “Children’s Privacy in Lockdown: Intersections between Privacy, Participation and Protection Rights in a Pandemic”, Law, Technology and Humans, 3 (1), pp. 18-34.

Verdoodt V. (2019). The Role of Children's Rights in Regulating Digital Advertising. International Journal of Children’s Rights, 27 (3), pp. 455-481. doi: 10.1163/15718182-02703002.


Children's rights in the digital environment, privacy and data protection
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