Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen
Anne-Marie Oostveen has interests in social informatics, privacy aspects in relation to ICT, online activism, user participation as a practical form for (computer) system design, social aspects of e-government, e-democracy and electronic voting.
Tel: +44 (0)1865 287208
Anne-Marie Oostveen came to the Oxford Internet Institute in April 2007 after she had been granted a 2-year Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (funded by the European Commission under its Sixth Framework Programme) to conduct her post-doctoral research on the topic of 'E-democracy technologies and the problem of public trust'.
Currently, Anne-Marie is Principal Investigator on the FastPass project and Co-Chair on the EINS project. The FastPass project will establish and demonstrate a harmonized, modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates. Border control is a major challenge for security and mobility within the EU. Travellers request a minimum delay and a speedy border crossing, while Border Guards must fulfil their obligation to secure the EUs borders against illegal immigration and other threats. Fastpass will serve both demands at the same time to keep security at the highest level while increasing the speed and the comfort for all legitimate travellers at all border control points aiming at a minimum of privacy intrusion. FastPass is a Collaborative Project funded by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Grant agreement no: 312583.
Within the EINS project Anne-Marie is co-chair and project coordinator of the 'Internet Privacy and Identity, Trust and Reputation Mechanisms – JRA5' working group. Aiming to become a reference point for the coordination of studies in legislation and technology addressing privacy, identity, online trust and reputation, JRA5 will draw together and further develop research on distributed social networks (such as Diaspora and Footlights), partial identities (PrimeLife), privacy-protective sensor networks (FRESNEL), privacy beliefs and behaviours (PVNets), online trust and reputation mechanisms. It will integrate research efforts, scientific concepts and methodologies from computer science, psychology, anthropology, sociology, political science, statistics, graph theory, behavioural economics and law, and will investigate trade-offs between anonymity and accountability, and how decentralized privacy-enhanced systems can protect against spam, offensive content and criminal activities, while at the same time creating reliable and trusted mechanisms for online interaction based on reputation systems. The basic goal of Internet Science for privacy and identity should be to find the right combination of autonomy (solving security and privacy issues a user cannot resolve) and user control, in a way that is comprehensible and likely to be accepted.
Anne-Marie has held research positions at the Social Informatics Department at the University of Amsterdam, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam and the Rathenau Institute in The Hague. She studied Cultural Anthropology and Social Informatics at the University of Amsterdam. On 23 January 2007 she was awarded the degree of Doctor after successfully defending her PhD thesis prepared in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. The main focus of her PhD thesis ‘Context Matters: A Social Informatics Perspective on the Design and Implications of Large-Scale e-Government Systems’ is on the social and organizational conditions and (second-order) effects of deploying remote electronic voting technologies.
Anne-Marie is also co-founder and board member of the Dutch 'Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet' (We don't trust e-voting computers) foundation.
social informatics, privacy, online activism, trust, electronic voting, e-democracy, e-government, user participation
Positions held at the OII
- Research Fellow, June 2013 -
- Researcher, August 2012 - June 2013
- Research Officer, January - August 2012
- Research Fellow, April 2009 - December 2011
- Marie Curie Research Fellow, April 2007 - April 2009
January 2013 - December 2016
Border control is a major challenge for security and mobility within the EU. FastPass will establish and demonstrate a harmonized, modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates.
December 2011 - May 2015
EINS aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society.
September 2010 - September 2012
The SESERV consortium aims to maximize research impact by raising awareness of socio-economic trends in the areas of incentives, accounting, Digital Europe, and risk management, and by addressing possible policy priorities within the research community.
March 2009 - March 2013
IMSK integrates information from legacy and novel sensor technologies into common operational picture where information is fused into intelligence, in a mobile system suitable for rapid deployment at venues which temporarily need enhanced security.
October 2008 - December 2011
Privacy Value Networks (PVNets) is producing an empirical base for developing concepts of privacy across contexts and timeframes, addressing a current lack of clarity of what privacy is and what it means to stakeholders in different usage scenarios.
April 2007 - April 2009
Does e-democracy increase trust in government, and, if so, under what conditions? This work is based on case studies (involving observation / interviewing) of local and national e-democracy initiatives selected from England and the Netherlands.
- Oostveen, A. (2011) Weight Loss Blogging. Interfaces 88 (the quarterly magazine of BCS Interaction Group), Autumn 2011, pp. 12-14.
- Oostveen, A. (2010) Outsourcing Democracy: Losing Control of e-Voting in the Netherlands. Policy and Internet 2 (4).
- Oostveen, A. (2010) Citizens and Activists: Analyzing the Reasons, Impact and Benefits of Civic Emails Directed at a Grassroots Campaign. Information, Communication & Society 13 (6) 793-819.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2009) Users' experiences with e-voting: A comparative case study. International Journal of Electronic Governance (IJEG) [Special issue: Users and uses of electronic governance] 2 (4) 357-377.
- Oostveen, A. (2008) Book review: 'Dangerous Enthusiasms. E-government, Computer Failure and Information System Development'. By Robin Gauld and Shaun Goldfinch. Social Science Computer Review 26 (2).
- Oostveen, A. (2007) Burger te weinig betrokken bij ontwikkeling e-overheid [Citizens are not involved enough in e-government development]. In: Merk & Reputatie. Kennis voor Strategie en Communicatie 13 (1) 57-59.
- Oostveen, A. (2006) Column: U heeft gestemd. Of niet? [You have voted: or not?]. Instituut voor Publiek en Politiek (Dutch Centre for Civic Education). Nieuwsbrief Najaar, Autumn 2006, pp. 6-7.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2005) Trust, Identity, and the Effects of Voting Technologies on Voting Behavior. Social Science Computer Review 23 (3) 304-311.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2005) The Effects of Voting Technologies on Voting Behaviour: Issues of Trust and Social Identity. Social Science Computer Review 23: 304-311.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2005) A Social Informatics Approach to Studying Remote Electronic Voting [in Romanian]. Revista de Informatica Sociala 4: 16-28.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2004) Internet Voting Technologies and Civic Participation: The Users' Perspective. Javnost 11 (1) 61-78.
- Oostveen, A. (1998) Het informele jazzcircuit. Over het grote belang van kleine informele podia. Boekmancahier 37: 207-218.
- Oostveen, A.-M., Meyer, E.T., and Pickering, B. (2013) User Involvement in Future Internet Projects. The Future Internet. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7858 (LNCS), pp. 310-322.
- Oostveen, A.M., Hjorth, I., Pickering, B., Boniface, M., Meyer, E.T., Cobo, C. and Schroeder, R. (2012) Cross-Disciplinary Lessons for the Future Internet. In F.Álvarez et al. (eds) Future Internet - From Technological Promises to Reality. FIA book 2012. Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7281, pp. 42-54.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2006) Non-Technical Risks of Remote Electronic Voting. In: A.-V.Anttiroiko and M.Malkia (eds) The Encyclopedia of Digital Government (Idea Group Inc.), pp. 502-507.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2005) User Involvement in Large-Scale eGovernment Projects: Finding an Effective Combination of Strategies and Methods. In: Folstad, A., Krogstie, J., Oppermann, R. and Svanaes, D. (eds) User Involvement in e-Government development projects (Rome), pp. 11-18.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2004) From Small Scale to Large Scale User Participation: A Case Study of Participatory Design in E-government Systems. In: A.Clement, F.de Cindio, A.Oostveen, D.Schuler and P.van den Besselaar (eds) Artful Integration: Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices (Toronto), pp. 173-182.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2004) Security as Belief. Users Perceptions on the Security of Electronic Voting Systems. In: A.Prosser and R.Krimmer (eds) Electronic Voting in Europe: Technology, Law, Politics and Society. Lecture Notes in Informatics, vol. P-47 (Gesellschaft fur Informatik: Bonn), pp. 73-82.
- van den Besselaar, P., Oostveen, A., De Cindio, F. and Ferrazzi, D. (2003) Experiments with E-Voting Technology: Experiences and Lessons. In: P.Cunningham et al. (eds) Building the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies. IOS Press.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2001) Linking Databases and Linking Cultures: The Complexity of Concepts in International E-Government. In: B.Schmid, K.Stanoevska-Slabeva and V.Tschammer (eds) Towards the e-Society: e-Business, e-Commerce and e-Government. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 765-774.
- Vasalou, M., Oostveen, A. and Joinson, A. (2012) A case study of non-adoption: the values of location tracking in the family. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2012 Conference, Seattle, WA.
- Oostveen, A. (2011) The Internet as an Empowering Technology for Stigmatized Groups: A Case Study of Weight Loss Bloggers. Paper for the 25th BCS Conference on 'Health, Wealth & Happiness'. Human Computer Interaction (HCI2011), 4-8 July 2011, Newcastle.
- Vasalou, A., Gill, A., Mazanderani, F., Papoutsi, C., Oostveen, A. and Brostoff, S. (2010) The prototype of privacy: analyzing privacy discourse through its features. Peer-reviewed paper for the Privacy and Usability Methods (PUMP) workshop, British HCI 2010 conference, Dundee, 6 September 2010.
- Oostveen, A. (2009) From Compliments to Complaints: Analyzing Civic Emails Directed at a Grassroots Campaign. Paper for the 'Mediated Citizenship: Political Information and Participation in Europe' Conference, University of Leeds, 17-18 September 2009.
- Oostveen, A. (2009) Something Old, Something New: Understanding the Role of Old and New Media in a Grassroots Campaign. Paper for the panel 'Social Movements and Protest Participation. The role of New and Old Media'. 5th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, Potsdam, 10-12 September 2009.
- Vasileiadou, E. and Oostveen, A. (2009) E-friends in e-research: What do socialising patterns in e-research teach us? Paper for the 4th International Conference on e-Social Science (NCeSS), Manchester, June 18th-20th, 2008.
- van den Besselaar, P. and Oostveen, A. (2005) Social Experiments with Electronic Voting Technology: A Discussion of the Social and Political Issues [in Korean]. E-voting and electronic democracy: present and the future, ICAT Conference 2005, Seoul, pp. 55-69.
- Oostveen, A. and van den Besselaar, P. (2004) Ask No Questions and Be Told No Lies: Security of Computer-Based Voting Systems, Users' Trust and Perceptions. EICAR 2004 Conference.
- Clement, A., de Cindio, F., Oostveen, A., Schuler, D. and van den Besselaar, P. (eds) (2004) Artful Integration: Interweaving Media, Materials and Practices. Participatory Design Conference 2004. Toronto, Canada. ACM 1-58113-851-2.
- Meyer, E., Oostveen, A., Schroeder, R., Boniface, M., Pickering, J.B., Walland, P., Stiller, B. and Waldburger, M. (2012) Final Report on Social Future Internet Coordination Activities. SESERV Deliverable D3.2, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.
- Kalogiros, C., Oostveen, A. and Pickering, J.B. (2012) Methodology for SESERV Year 2 Coordination Activities. SESERV Deliverable D1.5, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.
- Boniface, M., Pickering, B., Meyer, E., Cobo, C. and Oostveen, A. (2011) Initial SESERV Survey Results, Challenge 1 Projects: Socio-Economic Priorities. Report for the SESERV project.
- Oostveen, A., Meyer, E., Cobo, C., Hjorth, I., Reisdorf, B., Papoutsi, C., Power, L., Abdel-Sattar, N., Hale, S. and Waldburger, M. (2011) First Year Report on Scientific Workshop. SESERV Deliverable D1.2, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.
- Boniface, M., Pickering, B., Meyer, E., Cobo, C., Oostveen, A., Stiller, B. and Waldburger, M. (2011) First Report on Social Future Internet Coordination Activities. SESERV Deliverable D3.1, Socio-Economic Services for European Research Projects FP7-2010-ICT-258138-CSA.
- Oostveen, A. (2010) Student online disclosure case - survey results. Privacy Value Networks (PVN) Deliverable 1.16. Work Package 1.6 'Online self-disclosure and self-presentation'. TP/12/NS/P0502A.
- Oostveen, A. (2007) Context Matters. A Social Informatics Perspective on the Design and Implications of Large-Scale e-Government Systems. PhD Thesis. University of Amsterdam.
DPhil students supervised at the OII
Integration of Electronic Patient Records and Information Privacy in HIV Clinics
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Anne-Marie Oostveen was an invited speaker at the workshop "Experiences and policy issues of e-voting and their implications for future elections of the European Parliament" for the Science Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA). European Parliament.
12 January 2013 The Economist
An increasing range of child-tracking devices designed to protect children are being offered to parents. But Anne-Marie Oostveen points out that accidents are more likely than assault and these devices won’t stop a child falling in a river.
27 October 2012 The Economist
Enthusiasm for electronic voting machines is waning although they are still useful in poorer places. Internet voting however is becoming more widespread. Anne-Marie-Oostveen comments on difficulties of verifying electronic tallies.
15 June 2012 Exaro News
The introduction of online voting for the French communities outside France has 'been a fiasco' beset by computer and administrative faults according to Exaro. Anne-Marie Oostveen, expert on electronic voting comments on the risks of fraud.
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 29 Jul 2013 13:42PM
Among my friends it is known that I am not one for big changes. I like to keep things the way they are (not taking into account the fact that I migrated to another country). I am also not one to care much for the latest gadgets. I have no digital [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 17 Jun 2013 15:16PM
In between my three “extreme interviewing Mondays” I have been to a European airport to conduct research for the FastPass project. The FastPass project aims to develop a harmonized, modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates. The [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 3 Jun 2013 22:24PM
Together with colleagues from the University of Birmingham (Human-Computer Interaction Research Centre, Computer Science Department) and the University of Sheffield (Natural Language Processing Research Group, Computer Science Department) we have [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 30 May 2013 16:13PM
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: November 1, 2013 SPECIAL ISSUE ON: Social and Ethical Implications of Biometric Technology International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD) Guest Editor: Dr. Anne-Marie Oostveen [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 12 May 2013 22:30PM
If you are in Amsterdam this week, don’t miss MuseumNext at the Beurs van Berlage. MuseumNext is Europe’s big conference on innovation and technology in museums. The aim is to provide a clear insight into how technology and media are shaping [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 24 Apr 2013 20:32PM
We have a chapter in the FIA 2013 book to be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) next month . In this chapter we address user involvement in the Future Internet community. We were interested to find out whether current FI [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 9 Jan 2013 15:05PM
The House of Commons Defence Committee has published a report on Defence and Cyber-Security, which concludes: The evidence we received leaves us concerned that with the Armed Forces now so dependent on information and communications technology, should [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 14 Dec 2012 01:39AM
This week I attended a Dagstuhl Seminar on Organizational Processes for Supporting Sustainable Security. This seminar at Schloss Dagstuhl was the third in a series on ‘Insider Threats’. The “insider threat” is cited in many [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 20 Sep 2012 15:40PM
The UK's Director of Public Prosecutions this morning published an extremely sensible statement after deciding not to prosecute Daniel Thomas, the author of a homophobic tweet about Olympic divers Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield: “This was, in essence, a [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 24 Jan 2012 23:39PM
Prof. Timothy Garton Ash and his team at St Antony's College have just launched their fascinating new free speech project, FreeSpeechDebate: Ten draft principles for global free speech are laid out, together with explanations and case studies – all for [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 29 Nov 2011 18:38PM
Yesterday I gave evidence to Parliament's Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions. I tried to explain the difficulties in stopping a specific piece of information appearing anywhere on the Internet, particularly in user-generated content and on social [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 12 Nov 2011 11:04AM
A couple of weeks back, I was honoured to give the second seminar in George Washington Law School's distinguished speaker series on Internet Freedom and Human Rights. I discussed Europe's approach to this topic, on which there has been virtual silence in [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 26 May 2011 14:25PM
This afternoon I'm giving evidence to the European Parliament's industry committee at an expert hearing on the future of the European Network and Information Security Agency. Here is the text of my prepared remarks:ENISA's role in light of current [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 6 Apr 2011 09:10AM
Last week I was in Lausanne to speak at a workshop on Security and Privacy in Implantable Medical Devices. It was amazing to see some of the body sensors and actuators being developed by bioengineering researchers and companies. You can see my slides on [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 26 Mar 2011 02:31AM
Last week I gave a statement about remote electronic voting at the European Parliament. The Scientific Technology Options Assessment (STOA) workshop, organised by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), discussed the [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 21 Mar 2011 06:03AM
If you're near Bangalore, you might be interested in the talk I'm giving this afternoon at the Indian Institute of Science on Privacy, Trust and Biometrics. This is a hot topic in India right now, due to the government's plans for a high-tech national [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 16 Feb 2011 11:50AM
Hillary Clinton gave a second speech yesterday on the subject of Internet freedom. Here is my response, written for Index on Censorship:Hillary Clinton is right to say “the choices we make today will determine what the Internet looks like in the future”. [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 15 Feb 2011 16:41PM
This is a second document from Philip Virgo on the history of the NHS National Programme for IT.THE 1992 & 1998 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES OF THE NHS EXECUTIVE (PAC 1999-2000/38)Benefits The key high level statement in Information [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 15 Feb 2011 14:44PM
Philip Virgo has written an excellent summary of the continuing problems of the National Health Service's National Programme for IT. As useful background he has dug up the following evidence given to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee back in [...]
Anne-Marie Oostveen on 17 Jan 2011 08:45AM
The OECD has today published a study by myself and Prof. Peter Sommer on Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risk:The authors have concluded that very few single cyber-related events have the capacity to cause a global shock. Governments nevertheless need to [...]
Last updated on: 11 December 2013