Contact. Publications in the field of Privacy and Data Protection, Legal informatics applied to Data Protection and Consumer Law, and also of Space Law!!
I am Lecturer and researcher at the School of Law, Utrecht University, working on Law and Technology.
I also collaborate with Nataliia Bielova and Cédric Lauradoux from the PRIVATICS Team at Inria on legal and technical requirements for consent banners, dark patterns, and data subject rights, and I love to discover new insights from case studies we approach which have a social impact in our daily lives! Previously, I was a lawyer and worked as legal adviser and lecturer at the Portuguese Consumer Protection Organization-DECO.
The goal of my research is to make legal information structured and actionable for legal compliance, for models and tools. I extract legal requirements from legal sources. With this domain knowledge, I collaborate with computer scientists to both identify the technical requirements for a concrete technology, and to build ontologies. I am passionate about privacy and consumer protection and motivated to inform legal decision-makers on gaps between law & tech through ground analytical-based research.
Outb 2020 Our paper Events Matter: Extraction of Events from Court Decisions has been accepted for publication at Jurix 2020. We e𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭ed 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞-𝐥𝐚𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐥 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞, using an online timeline generation service. It took one year long, but we made it, thanks to the great efforts of Erwin Filtz and Maria Navas!
Septb 2020 We are happy to announce a preprint of a study on 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀: An Interaction Criticism Perspective, with Colin Gray, the most amazing expert in dark patterns from a HCI, design and UX perspectives. We evaluate consent banners through the lenses of #darkpatterns, #design, #privacy and data protection, and computer science. Check out our paper.
Septb 2020 I started to work at the School of Law of the University of Utrecht on the topic of Law&Tech! It is an important step in my life in the Netherlands!
Septb 2020 We are presenting our paper “On Compliance of Cookie Purposes with the Purpose Specification Principle” at the Intl. Workshop on Privacy Engineering, colocated at the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy 2020. See our slides in youtube, and our paper
I have published 40 papers in the topics of Privacy and Data Protection, Modeling legal information in Data Protection and Consumer Law, and Space Law. The table below summarizes the most influential publications:
|Acronym||Journals and Conferences|
|IEEE S&P||IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy|
|CLSR||Computer Law & Security Review Journal|
|APF||Annual Privacy Forum|
|IPWE||International Workshop on Privacy Engineering|
|PRIVON||Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology|
|AIL||Artificial Intelligence and Law Journal|
|JURIX||Int. Conf. Legal Knowledge and Information Systems|
Fouad I., Santos C., Kassar F. A., Bielova B., Calzavara S. (2020), On Compliance of Cookie Purposes with the Purpose Specification Principle. International Workshop on Privacy Engineering IWPE
Matte C., Santos C., Bielova N. (2020) Purposes in IAB Europe’s TCF: which legal basis and how are they used by advertisers? Annual Privacy Forum APF
Santos C Matte C., Bielova N. (2020) Are Dark Patterns Lawful? Analysis of Dark Patterns applied to Cookie Banner Design and Consent Requirements, abstract accepted, European Privacy Law Scholars Conference PLSC Europe
Matte C., Bielova N., Santos C. (2019). Do Cookie Banners Respect my Choice? Measuring Legal Compliance of Banners from IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. Impact: NOYB issued a complaint to the CNIL using our results and our browser extension. Selected media coverage: Lemonde.fr, Businessinsider.fr, Nextinpact.com
Santos C., Matte C., Bielova N. (2019). A legal-technical approach to compliance with EU laws on cookies, 4th European Privacy Law Scholars Conference PLSC Europe
Boniface C., Fouad I., Bielova N., Lauradoux C., Santos C. (2019), Security Analysis of Subject Access Request Procedures How to authenticate data subjects safely when they request for their data, Annual Privacy Forum APF
Masseno M. D., Santos C. (2019). Personalization and profiling of tourists in smart tourism destinations - a data protection perspective. International Journal of Information Systems and Tourism (IJIST)
Masseno M.D., Santos, C. (2018), Between Footprints: Balancing Environmental Sustainability and Privacy in Smart Tourism Destinations (Special Article), United world Law Journal
Masseno M.D., Santos C. (2018), Assuring Privacy and Data Protection within the Framework of Smart Tourism Destinations. In MediaLaws - Rivista di Diritto dei Media
Masseno M.D., Santos C. (2018), Privacy and Data Protection Issues on Smart Tourism Destinations – A First Approach, in I. Chatzigiannakis et al. (Eds.). Intelligent Environments (IE, 2018)
Bartolini C., Santos C., Ullrich C., (2017), Property and the Cloud, Computer Law and Security Review CLSR
Submitted journal (under review) Santos C., Bielova N., & Matte C. (2019). Are cookie banners indeed compliant with the law? Deciphering EU legal requirements on consent and technical means to verify compliance of cookie banners. [arXiv preprint] (https://arxiv.org/abs/1912.07144)
Bartolini C., Lenzini L., Santos C. (2019), An Agile Approach to Validate a Formal Representation of the GDPR, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA, 2019), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer
Bartolini C., Lenzini L., Santos C. (2018), A Legal Validation of a Formal Representation of Articles of the GDPR, Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance TERECOM 2018
Rodriguez-Doncel V., Santos C., Casanovas P., Gómez-Pérez A., Gracia J. (2018) A Linked Data Terminology for Copyright Based on Ontolex-Lemon. AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL 2015-AICOL 2017)
Navas-Loro M., Santos C. (2018), Events in the legal domain – first impressions. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance TERECOM 2018
V. Opijnen M., Santos C. (2017), On the Concept of Relevance in Legal Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence and Law Journal, AIL
Santos C., Gangemi A., Alam M. (2017), Detecting and Editing Privacy Policies of Companies on the Web, Proc. 1st Workshop on Technologies for Regulatory Compliance TERECOM
Santos C., Pruski C., Silveira M., Rodríguez-Doncel V., Casanovas P., Van der Torre L., Gangemi A. (2017), Complaint Ontology Pattern, Advances in Ontology Design and Patterns, ODP
Santos C., Rodríguez-Doncel V., Casanovas P., Van der Torre L. (2016), Modeling Relevant Legal Information for Consumer Disputes, Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, 2016 EGOVIS
Casanovas P., Rodríguez-Doncel V., Santos C., Gómez-Pérez A. (2016), A European Framework for Regulating Data and Metadata Markets. Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology, 2016 PrivOn
Santos C., Casanovas P., Rodríguez-Doncel V., Van der Torre L. (2016), Reuse and Reengineering of Non-ontological Resources in the Legal Domain, AI Approaches to the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL)
Santos C., Rodríguez Doncel V., Casanovas P. et al. (2016), An Approach for Modelling Relevance in Legal Ontologies, VII Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Legal Systems (AICOL)
Rodríguez-Doncel V., Santos C., Casanovas P., Gómez-Pérez A. (2016), Legal Aspects of Linked Data: the European Framework, Computer Law & Security Review
Humphreys L., Santos C., Di Caro L., Boella G., van der Torre L., Robaldo L. (2015), Mapping Recitals to Normative Provisions in EU Legislation to Assist Legal Interpretation, in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA, 2015)
Rodriguez-Doncel V., Casanovas P., Santos C., Gómez-Pérez A. (2015), A Linked Term Bank of Copyright-Related Terms, in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA, 2015)
Bartolini C., Muthuri R., Santos C. (2015), Using ontologies to model data protection requirements in workflows, Proc. of the 9th Int. Work. on Juris-informatics (JURISIN, 2015), New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence. JSAI-isAI 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
Robaldo L., Humphreys L., Sun X., Cupi L., Santos C., Muthuri R. (2015), Combining Input/Output logic and Reification for representing real-world obligations, New Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Rodríguez-Doncel V., Santos C., Casanovas P. (2014), A Model of Air Transport Passenger Incidents and Rights, Proc. of the 27th Int. Conf. on Legal Knowledge and Information System (JURIX)
Rodríguez-Doncel V., Santos C., Casanovas P. (2014), Ontology-driven Legal Support-System in Air Transport Passenger Domain, Proc. of the Int. Workshop on Semantic Web for The Law 2014 (SW4Law)
Santos C. (2014), Enhancing the Decision-Making Process through Relevant Legal Information in Consumer Law Disputes - a Case Study in Air Transport Passenger Rights, Proceedings of the Second Doctoral Consortium Workshop (Jurix2014-DC), Best Paper Award
Santos C., Andrade F., Novais P. (2014), Sinergia na resolução de litígios em linha e a necessidade de proteção da privacidade e dos dados pessoais, Revista Democracia Digital e Governo Eletrônico
Santos C. (2014), Law by Design in ODR. Definition of relevant legal information in consumer law disputes to enhance the decision-making process. Group Decision and Negotiation, Proc. Joint International Conference of the INFORMS GDN Section and the EURO Working Group on DSS
Santos C. (2013), Increasing media richness in Online Dispute Resolution and the need for personal data protection, Proceedings of the First JURIX Doctoral Consortium Workshop in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems, JURIX 2013
Gal G.A., Santos C., Rapp L., Markovich R., Torre L., Artificial intelligence in space
Santos C., Rapp L. Nudging Space – possible Governance for space (accepted to the IAC 2020)
Santos C., Lucas-Rhimbassen M., Rapp L. (2020), Revisiting Liability and Insurance in the Age of Mega-constellations, Space Policy Journal (forthcoming)
Santos C., Rapp L. (2019), Satellite Imagery, High Resolution and Potential Identification of Individuals under the GDPR, Air and Space Law Journal
Santos C., Miramont D., Rapp L. (2019), High Resolution Satellite Imagery and Potential Identification of Individuals, Proc. of the 2019 conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS’2019)
Lucas-Rhimbassen M., Santos C., Long G. A., Rapp L. (2019). “Conceptual model for a profitable return on investment from space debris as abiotic space resource”, 8th Conf. for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS, 2019)
Lucas-Rhimbassen M., Santos C., Rapp L. (2019), Mega constellations – Liability and insurance issues, 70th Int. Astronautical Congress (IAC, 2019) (forthcoming)