Dr Jedrzej Niklas is a Research Officer in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE for the Justice, Equity, and Technology (JET) project. JET examines the impact of automated computer systems on anti-discrimination advocacy and service organizations in Europe. JET is funded by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Jedrek also contributes to the Our Data Bodies Project, which is a multi-sited study of the impact of data-driven technologies on marginalized communities in the United States. ODB is funded by the Digital Trust Foundation and supported by New America.
Jedrzej's research focuses on the relationship between socio-economic rights, new technologies, and public institutions. Before joining the LSE Jedrzej worked as a legal expert at Panoptykon Foundation, where he was involved in policy and research activities related to surveillance, data protection and e-government. At Panoptykon, he examined on social and legal consequences of IT systems on vulnerable populations, covering such topics like the algorithmic decision-making by the public employment services, the data-driven systems in social assistance and healthcare, workplace surveillance, databases processing information on migrants and refugees. Additionally, he collaborated with civil society organisations dealing with issues of poverty and social rights.
Jedrzej holds a PhD from the Institute of International Law and an MA in Law, both from the University of Warsaw. He also studied contemporary philosophy at Collegium Civitas, Warsaw and Healthcare Studies at Warsaw School of Economics. His doctoral research investigated the idea of the right to health and compares practices of international human rights bodies in African, European, and UN contexts.
Jedrzej is also a fellow at Centre for Internet & Human Rights at European University Viadrina. He tweets from @JedrzejNiklas.