Dr Marietjie Botes

Interdisciplinary Research Group in Socio-technical Cybersecurity

Dr Marietjie Botes

Research Associate


Dr Marietjie Botes has transitioned from a 20-year career as a practising attorney in South Africa specialising in health law and biotechnology to academia where she focuses on interdisciplinary research at the intersection between science, technology, law and ethics. She graduated with a PhD in Biotechnology Law from the University of South Africa in 2017.

Marietjie’s research interests include the regulation of gene editing technologies, data ownership and commercialization from an intellectual property perspective, data governance in the context of geospatial information systems for global health emergencies, and the Ethical, Legal, Social and Technical issues around biotechnologies, including medical devices, vulnerability disclosures, and digital ethics.

In April 2021 Marietjie moved to Luxembourg where she is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the SnT Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability Security and Trust of the University of Luxembourg.


Please refer to our Publications section for the full list of Maria’s academic outcomes. Below are her latest publications.

Details about Marietjie’s academic positions, memberships, funding awards, and publications can be found below links.

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Conciseness, interest, and unexpectedness: User attitudes towards infographic and comic consent mediums
Doan Xengie Cheng, Selzer Annika, Rossi Arianna, Botes Wilhelmina Maria, Lenzini Gabriele
Web Conference Companion Volume (ACM) , New York
Data Protection and Consenting Communication Mechanisms: Current Proposals and Challenges
Arianna Rossi, Human, Soheil, Degeling, Martin, Santos, Christiana, Pandit, Harshvardhan, Morel, Botes, Wilhelmina Maria, Jesus, Vitor, Kamara, Irene
2022 International Workshop on Privacy Engineering – IWPE’22, Co-located with 7th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy, 6 June 2022, Genoa, Italy.
Autonomy and the social dilemma of online manipulative behavior
Marietjie Botes
AI and Ethics
Visualisation Techniques for Consent: Finding Common Ground in Comic Art with Indigenous Populations
Botes Wilhelmina Maria, Arianna Rossi
IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy
Back to the Future with Icons and Images: “Low-Tech” to Communicate and Protect Privacy and Data
Botes Wilhelmina Maria, Arianna Rossi
Ledi Publishing

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