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.

Chris Hoofnagle,
Adjunct Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law, US.
Chris Jay Hoofnagle holds dual appointments as adjunct professor in the School of Law and the School of Information (where he is resident). He is the author of Federal Trade Commission Privacy Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press) and an elected member of the American Law Institute. Hoofnagle sits on boards for cybersecurity intelligence firm 4iQ and for Palantir Technologies. Licensed to practice in California and Washington, D.C., Hoofnagle is of counsel to Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.

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.

Sjoera Nas,
Senior privacy consultant, Privacy Company, NL.
Sjoera Nas is a senior privacy consultant. She has worked for the Dutch data protection authority for almost 12 years, as internet and telecom expert. She was responsible for many national and international investigations, involving for example Google, Facebook and Microsoft. She has been rapporteur or co-rapporteur of many opinions of the Article 29 Working Party related to internet and technology. Recently, she switched to the Dutch privacy consultancy Privacy Company.

Kristof Van Quathem,
Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP, Brussels, Belgium
Kristof Van Quathem is Special Counsel in the Brussels office at Covington & Burling LLP law firm. He advises clients on data protection, data security and cybercrime matters in various sectors, and in particular in the pharmaceutical and information technology sector. Mr. Van Quathem has been specializing in this area for over fifteen years and covers the entire spectrum of advising clients on government affairs strategies concerning the lawmaking, to compliance advice on the adopted laws regulations and guidelines, and the representation of clients in non-contentious and contentious matters before data protection authorities.

Neil Richards,
Thomas & Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law, St Louis, US.
Neil Richards is an internationally-recognized expert in privacy law, information law, and freedom of expression. In addition to his professorship at Washington University, where he directs the Washington University Institute for Policy in Medicine and Law, he is an affiliate scholar with both the Stanford Center for Internet and Society and the Yale Information Society Project, a fellow of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and a consultant and expert in privacy cases, most recently in the Schrems case in Dublin. He is a former law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

Beate Roessler
Professor of ethics, University of Amsterdam, and chair of the Capacity group of Philosophy and Public Affairs.
Beate Roessler studied philosophy at Tuebingen, London, Oxford, and Berlin and completed her Ph.D. in 1988 at the Free University Berlin (on theories of meaning in analytic philosophy and hermeneutics). She’s a founding member and member of the board of the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research (APPR), and since October 2006 program director of the research program Philosophy and Public Affairs (Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, ASCA). Her research fields include theories of freedom and autonomy, theories of privacy, justice and equality, ethics and the good life, and feminist theories. She has written a book on Autonomy and the Good Life, and is currently working on a project entitled The Politics of Privacy. 

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.