Faculty – PLP Summer Course

Nico van Eijk,
Professor of Media and Telecommunications Law and Director of the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.
Nico van Eijk is Professor of Media and Telecommunications Law and Director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam). He studied Law at the University of Tilburg and received his doctorate on government interference with broadcasting in 1992 from the University of Amsterdam.


Ot van Daalen
Researcher at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.
Ot van Daalen is a researcher and lecturer in the field of privacy and security. He is also an attorney at his own law firm. He worked at the Dutch Data Protection Authority before. In 2009, he founded the Dutch digital rights movement Bits of Freedom. There he was closely involved in the creation of legislation in the field of privacy and internet freedom. He is also a board member of the European digital rights organisation EDRi. Before launching Bits of Freedom, Ot worked for years at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Ot studied at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University in New York. He is an experienced speaker and is regularly asked as an expert in the media. At IViR, Ot is involved in different research projects in the field of privacy and security.

Dennis Hirsch,
Professor of Law, Ohio State Moritz College of Law and Capital University Law School, US.
Dennis D. Hirsch is a Professor of Law at the Ohio State Moritz College of Law where he directs the Program on Data and Governance, and at Capital University Law School. He teaches courses on information privacy law, big data and the law, and environmental law.  In 2010, he received a Fulbright Senior Professorship and spent a semester at the University of Amsterdam teaching Comparative US-EU Privacy Law and conducting research on Dutch data protection regulation.  He formerly served as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Privacy and Defamation Law.

Joris van Hoboken,
Professor of Law, Fundamental Rights and the Digital Transformation, LSTS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Senior Researcher, Institute for Information law, University of Amsterdam.
Joris van Hoboken is Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) in the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS) and a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam. He works on the intersection of fundamental rights protection (data privacy, freedom of expression, non-discrimination) and the governance of platforms and internet-based services. He am a specialist in European data protection, algorithmic governance and the regulation of internet intermediaries.

Kristina Irion,
Senior researcher at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.
Kristina Irion is a Marie Curie fellow at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam and faculty (on research leave) at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Her research project on governing digital information explores how cloud computing transforms the (legal) relationship between individuals and their information. She has written about public policy in the field of audiovisual media, electronic communications and data protection.

Beate Roessler
Professor of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, and chair of the Capacity group of Philosophy and Public Affairs.
Beate Roessler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She formerly taught philosophy at Leiden University, the Free University, Berlin, Germany, and at the University of Bremen, Germany. She had fellowships and visiting professorships at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, at the Center for Agency, Value, and Ethics at Macquarie University, Sydney, at the University of Melbourne, Law School and at the New York University. She is a co-editor of the European Journal of Philosophy and a member of various advisory boards, among them the International Scientific Board of the Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt, Germany. Her publications include Autonomie: ein Versuch über das gelungene Leben, 2017, Suhrkamp (Dutch translation 2018, with Boom, English translation 2020, with Polity); Social Dimensions of Privacy. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (ed. with D. Mokrosinska), Cambridge UP 2015; The Value of Privacy, Polity Press 2005; Privacies. Philosophical Evaluations, (ed.), Stanford University Press, 2004.

David C. Vladeck
Professor at Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown Law Center, US
Professor Vladeck teaches federal courts, civil procedure, runs a civil litigation clinic, and teaches a practicum, along with MIT, that puts law students together with graduate computer science students to work together on technology policy.  He also serves as faculty director for the law school’s Center on Privacy and Technology.  Professor Vladeck recently returned to the Law Center after serving for nearly four years as the Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.  At the FTC, he supervised the Bureau’s more than 430 lawyers, investigators, paralegals and support staff in carrying out the Bureau’s work to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices.  Before joining the Law Center faculty full-time in 2002, Professor Vladeck spent over 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally-prominent public interest law firm, handling and supervising complex litigation. He has briefed and argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than sixty cases before federal courts of appeal and state courts of law resort.  He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Law and Technology and its Forum on Cyber Resilience.  He is also a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States,  an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a Trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Professor Vladeck frequently testifies before Congress and writes on administrative law, privacy and technology, preemption, First Amendment, and access to justice issues.

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius
Researcher LSTS Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and fellow at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.
Dr. Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius is a fellow of the Institute for Information law (IViR). He is researcher (Marie Curie fellow) at the LSTS Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His research interests include privacy, data protection, discrimination, and freedom of expression, especially in the context of new technologies. In 2017 he received an EU Marie Curie grant to conduct research into the legal implications of machine learning and automated profiling: To protect the right to non-discrimination and other human rights, should the law be amended in the light of automated profiling, and if so, how? He is a member of the Meijers Committee, an independent group of experts in the field of European law. He is also a member of the board of editors of the European Data Protection Law Review, and of the Dutch journals Computerrecht (Computer Law) and the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Mensenrechten (Journal of the Dutch Section of the International Commission of Jurists). He is also a fellow of the Personalised Communication project.