Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius appointed professor of ICT and Private Law

Date of news: 29 March 2019

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius has been appointed professor of ICT and Private Law at the Radboud University Faculty of Sciences with effect from 1 January 2019.

The new professor is affiliated with the Digital Security Group of the iCIS Institute for Computing and Information Sciences. At Radboud he also is connected to the new research centre iHub, the Interdisciplinary Hub for Security, Privacy and Data Governance. Half of the week he works at Radboud University and the other half of the week at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam.

Privacy and discrimination

Frederik Zuiderveen BorgesiusZuiderveen Borgesius has published widely about privacy and discrimination in the context of new technology. He regularly collaborates with scientists from other disciplines. At Radboud University, he and his new colleagues will conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of law and ICT. Furthermore, he will teach law in computer science and information science programs.


Zuiderveen Borgesius (1973) received his Research Master Information Law in 2011 at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam. In 2014 he obtained his PhD at the same university with the thesis "Improving Privacy Protection in the area of ​​Behavioural Targeting", about privacy rules for personalized online advertising. 
From 2014 until 2017 he worked as a researcher at the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam. Among other things, he worked with communication scientists and lawyers on the interdisciplinary project Personalised Communication. In 2018 he was a Marie Curie fellow at the LSTS Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Privacy protection on the internet

He thinks it’s important for scientists to help society. In 2017, the European Parliament asked him to research privacy protection on the internet. And in early 2019, he wrote a report for the Council of Europe on discrimination, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic decision making. He has given presentations to the Dutch and European Parliaments. He regularly comments in the media.

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