Róisín Áine Costello

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Róisín Á Costello is an Assistant Professor in the School of Law and Government. A graduate of the LLB at Trinity College Dublin, Róisín also holds Masters degrees in International Affairs, and Law from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and Georgetown Law. Róisín completed her PhD in Law at Trinity College Dublin where her doctoral research was funded by the Irish Research Council and examined private actors as norm setters in the digital environment. Prior to joining DCU Róisín was an Assistant Lecturer in Media and IT Law at Maynooth University and a tutor at Trinity College Dublin. Róisín has worked with the Council of Europe, the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (epic.org) in Washington DC, and the Georgetown Centre for Privacy and Technology Law and acts as a local expert for the World Bank Report on Women, Business and the Law. A qualified barrister, Róisín researches and works on EU law, technology law (with a particular focus on privacy and property rights), media law, language rights and law and literature.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2021 Róisín Áine Costello (2021) 'The Barbarian and the Cart: Citizenship, Law and Language in Macaronic Verse'. Law and Humanities, .
2020 Róisín Á Costello (2020) 'Courtroom Dialogues and Feminist Legal Theory in Irish literature'. Irish Studies Review, 28 (3).
2020 Róisín Á Costello (2020) 'The Impacts of AdTech on Privacy Rights and the Rule of Law'. Technology and Regulation (TechReg), .
2020 Róisín Á Costello (2020) 'Conflicts Between Intellectual Property and Consumer Property Rights in the Digital Market'. European Journal of Law and Technology, .
2020 Róisín Á Costello (2020) 'Schrems II: Everything is Illuminated?'. European Papers, .
2019 Róisín Á Costello (2019) 'Review: Law, Policy and the Internet'. International Journal of Law and Information Technology, .
2019 Róisín Á Costello (2019) 'Review: Remedies for Breach of Privacy'. SCRIPTed, .
2018 Róisín Á Costello (2018) 'International criminal law and the role of non-state actors in preserving open source evidence'. Cambridge International Law Journal, .
2018 Róisín Á Costello (2018) 'The Right to be Forgotten in Cases Involving Criminal Convictions: NT1 & NT2 v Google and the Information Commissioner'. European Human Rights Law Review, 3 .
2014 Róisín Á Costello (2014) 'Reviving Rylands: How the Doctrine could be Used to Claim Compensation for Environmental Damage Caused by Fracking'. Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, 23 (1).
2014 Róisín Á Costello (2014) 'Reviving Rylands: How the Doctrine could be Used to Claim Compensation for Environmental Damage Caused by Fracking'. Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, .
2022 Róisín Á Costello (2022) 'Genetic Data and The Right to Privacy: Towards a Relational Theory of Privacy?'. Human Rights Law Review, .
2022 Róisín Á Costello (2022) '‘To be British, Irish, or Both’: Understanding Language Rights as a Tool for Reconciliation in Northern Ireland'. IRISH STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (ONLINE), 33 (2).

Other Journal

Year Publication
2018 Róisín Á Costello (2018) 'R (Liberty) v The Secretary of State: The Struggle to Keep Data Retention Legislation Afloat in ‘Deep Constitutional Waters’ Continues' 36 (17) .
2021 Róisín Á Costello (2021) 'Volodina v Russia (no. 2): Intimate Images, Domestic Violence and the Positive Obligations of Member States under Article 8 ECHR' European Data Protection Law Review (Peer Reviewed), 4 .

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2021 Róisín Á Costello (2021) Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference Law and Political Economy Approaches to European Constitutionalism Durham University, .
2021 Róisín Á Costello (2021) Cross Border Research in Ireland Following Brexit: Data Protection in Research and Practice Second in series of events under IRC/ESRC Funded Project Dublin City University, 23/06/2021-23/06/2021.
2021 Róisín Á Costello (2021) Out of Bounds: An Exploration of Boundaries in Crisis Smart Borders, Vulnerable Subjects: Citizenship in Threshold Zones Trinity College Dublin, 16/07/2021-16/07/2021.
2021 Róisín Á Costello (2021) ICON-S Mundo Political Economy Approaches to European Constitutionalism Online, 08/07/2021-08/07/2021.
2020 Róisín Á Costello (2020) Citizenship: An Exploration in Law and the Humanities Pursuing Insights into Multi-Level Citizenship through Irish Macaronic Verse Irish Network for the Legal Humanities, .
2019 Róisín Á Costello (2019) Oxford Internet Institute & LSE Alan Turing Institute Data & Disorder Conference Citizen Datafication as a Condition of Access to Public Services: the Poverty of Privacy Rights in the EU? University of Oxford, .
2019 Róisín Á Costello (2019) NOVA EU Workshop Digitalisation, Ethics and EU Fundamental Rights The Rise of Private Policy: Fundamental Rights and the Law of the Horse in EU Law Maastricht Centre for EU Law, .
2019 Róisín Á Costello (2019) Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference Genetic Testing and the Erosion of Privacy Rights: Toward a Theory of Herd Immunity Preston, .
2018 Róisín Á Costello (2018) WG Hart Legal Workshop: Building a 21st Century Bill of Rights The Need for a Constitutional Prohibition on Unreasonable Search and Seizure in a Digital Age UCL, .
2018 Róisín Á Costello (2018) UACES Annual Conference A Dyadic Future: The Rule of Law in the European Union University of Bath, .
2017 Róisín Á Costello (2017) ICON-S Great Britain and Ireland Fade to Black: the declining influence of the common law and its implications for the rule of law in Europe Trinity College Dublin, .

Published Report

Year Publication
2021 Róisín Áine Costello, David Fennelly, Maria Grazia Porcedda (2021) Data Protection and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Trinity College Dublin, . [Link]
2018 Various (2018) Women, Business and the Law. World Bank, .
2019 Various (2019) Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform. World Bank, .
2020 Various (2020) Women, Business and the Law. Washington DC, .

Blog

Year Publication
2021 Róisín Á Costello, Sahar Ahmed (2021) Privacy at the Margins: France's New Ban on the Hijab. Oxford: BLOG [Link]
2021 Róisín Á Costello (2021) Clear in Principle, Opaque in Practice: Data sharing between public bodies during COVID-19. BLOG [Link]
2020 Róisín Á Costello (2020) Private Policy, Public Health and the Balance of Power during COVID-19. BLOG [Link]
2020 Róisín Á Costello, Conor Casey (2020) Judicial Review of Human Rights in a Time of Emergency. BLOG [Link]
2021 Róisín Á Costello (2021) Does the European Union Set or Export Data Privacy Standards?. BLOG [Link]

Newspaper

Year Publication
2021 Róisín Á Costello (2021) The Quinn’s Right to be Forgotten and the Public Interest. NEWSA

Book

Year Publication
2023 Dr Róisin Á Costello BL (2023) Privacy Law in Ireland. London: Bloomsbury.
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2014 Fellow of International Economic Law Georgetown Institute for International Economic Law
01/01/2015 CALI Award for Future Leadership in Law & Emerging Technologies Georgetown Law Centre
01/01/2018 Irish Research Council Postgraduate Research Scholarship Irish Research Council
01/01/2018 Graduate Scholarship Trinity College Dublin
01/01/2014 International Student Scholarship Georgetown University Law Centre
01/01/2017 Winner of International Technology Law Writing Competition Justis

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Irish Centre of European Law -

Employment

Employer Position From / To
Maynooth University Assistant Lecturer 01/09/2019 - 01/06/2020
Georgetown Centre for Privacy and Technology Law Research Assistant -
Electronic Privacy Information Centre Public Interest and Consumer Protection Clerk -
Council of Europe Trainee -
Trinity College Dublin Seminar Tutor 01/09/2017 - 01/09/2019

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Trinity College Dublin LLB
Institut d'études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo Paris) M.A.
Georgetown Law Centre LLM
Trinity College Dublin PhD
01/09/2018 The Honorable Society of the Kings Inns Barrister at Law Law

Languages

Language Reading Writing Speaking
Irish Fluent Fluent Fluent
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Functional Fluent

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
Advisory Work World Bank Local expert advising on law and policy in Ireland for the World Bank's annua report on Women, Business and the Law
Advisory Work American Bar Association Researcher on ABA White Paper on Religious Freedom
Advisory Work New Orleans' Public Defenders Office Clerk

Media

Title Year Type Authors
Adhmhaidin 2021 Radio Interviews Radio na Gaeltachta
Tús Áite 2020 Radio interview/panel discussion Róisín Á Costello
Tús Áite 2021 Radio interview/panel discussion Radio na Gaeltachta
Let’s call ‘revenge porn’ what is really is – sexual abuse 2020 Newspaper article (Print) Róisín Á Costello
State’s right to collect data on children with autism far from clear 2020 Newspaper article (Print) Róisín Áine Costello
RTÉ Radio One 2020 Radio Interviews Róisín Á Costello
Newstalk FM 2020 Radio Interviews Róisín Á Costello
What exactly are you giving away when you hand over your DNA? 2020 Newspaper article (online) Róisín Á Costello
Súil Siar, Tús Áite 2021 Radio interview/panel discussion
Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill 2021 Radio Interviews Newstalk FM
The uncertainty around data transfers from EU to UK post-Brexit 2021 Newspaper article (online)

Research Interests

EU law, privacy law, intellectual property law, media law, language rights, law and literature.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
The Constitutional Future of the Irish Language Principle Investigator 01/05/2020 01/05/2021
Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law in a Digital Future Award Holder 01/09/2018 01/09/2020
Cross Border Data Protection Network Investigator 30/09/2020 31/12/2021
Supporting Irish Language Use on a Cross-Community Basis - Recommendations and Insights DCU PI 01/11/2021 31/08/2022

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 The Law of Contract LG316
2022 Moot Court LG124
2022 LG145
2022 LG399
2022 LG373
2022 LG215