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 also works at the Dutch Data Protection Authority. 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, inter alia for the high-tech- and telecoms sector. Ot studied at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University in New York. He is an experienced speaker and is regularly asked 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 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 currently serves as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Privacy and Defamation Law.

Joris van Hoboken,
Senior researcher at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.
Joris van Hoboken’s research addresses law and policy in the field of digital media, electronic communications and the internet, with a focus on the fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of expression and transatlantic relations. Current research projects include an investigation of privacy in smartphone ecosystems, together with MIT, as well as work on the right to be forgotten and encryption policy. Joris is specialist in data privacy, government surveillance through cloud computing and the regulation of internet intermediaries and algorithmic governance.

Chris Hoofnagle,
Adjunct Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley School of Law, US.
Chris Jay Hoofnagle’s research focuses upon the structure of legal and economic relationships that lead to tensions between firms and individuals, manifested through information privacy problems, gaps in understanding of legal protections, deficits in consumer law protections, and the problem of financial fraud. Hoofnagle has written extensively in the fields of information privacy, the law of unfair and deceptive practices, consumer law, and identity theft. He has also written on payments technologies with a focus upon mobile payments, consumer attitudes toward and knowledge of privacy law, identity theft, the first amendment, and the government’s reliance on private-sector databases to investigate citizens. At Berkeley Law, Hoofnagle has taught computer crime law, information privacy law, cyberlaw, and a course on Federal Trade Commission regulation of privacy. Hoofnagle co-chairs the annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference. He is a member of the AAUP and serves on its committee on Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications, a subcommittee of Committee A.
He is licensed to practice in California and Washington, DC.

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,
Internet and Telecom Expert, Dutch Data Protection Authority, NL.

 

 

 

Neil Richards,
Thomas & Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University Law School, 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, 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 graduated in 1997 from the University of Virginia School of Law, and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius
Researcher at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, NL.
Frederik is a researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include profiling, privacy, data protection law, freedom of expression, and discrimination. He has published widely on these topics. He regularly presents at national and international conferences, and has presented at the Dutch and the European Parliament. His book ‘Improving Privacy Protection in the Area of Behavioural Targeting’ was published in 2015 by Kluwer Law International.  Frederik currently is working on the Personalized Communication project, a joint initiative of the IViR and the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR).