Digital Legal Lab

people at the digital legal lab

associated researchers

Natali Helberger
natali helberger
  • University of Amsterdam

PROFESSOR of law & digital technology

Natali Helberger is a Professor of Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus on AI. Her research investigates the social and legal implications of digital technology and automated decision making.
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Ronald Leenes
  • Tilburg University

PROFESSOR OF REGULATION BY TECHNOLOGY

Ronald Leenes is a professor in regulation by technology and head of the department of law, technology, markets & society (ltms) at Tilburg University. his research focuses on privacy, ai & legal issues of robotics.
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gijs van dijck
  • Maastricht University

professor of private law

Gijs van Dijck is an empirical legal scholar who specialises in tort law, insolvency law, and contract law. He uses empirical legal research methods and data sciences methods, network analysis in particular, to analyse legal issues. he co-manages the maastricht law & tech lab.
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andré janssen
  • Radboud University Nijmegen

PROFESSOR OF private law

andré janssen is a professor of private law, focusing particularly on contract law, tort law, european private law, and the intersection between law & ai. he is the editor-in-chief of the european review of private law (ERPL).
Pietro Ortolani
Pietro Ortolani
  • Radboud University Nijmegen

assistant professor of international law & arbitration

Pietro ortolani is assistant professor in international arbitration and transnational dispute resolution. He is admitted to the Bar in Italy and he also works as a practitioner, mainly in the field of arbitration.
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linnet tayloR
  • Tilburg University

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF DATA ETHICS, LAW & POLICY

linnet taylor IS associate PROFESSOR in data ethics, law & policy. She leads the ERC-funded Global Data Justice project, seeking to understand the different perspectives worldwide on what constitutes just treatment through data technologies.
Catalina Goanta
catalina goanta
  • Maastricht University

assistant professor of private law

catalina goanta is an assistant professor in private law and a postdoctoral researcher at studio europa. her current research addresses decentralisation and platform governance. she co-manages the maastricht law & tech lab.
Ronan Fahy
ronan fahy
  • University of Amsterdam

senior researcher in information law & fundamental rights

Ronan fahy is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam. He specialises in fundamental rights, in particular freedom of expression and privacy.
Pieter Wolters
Pieter wolters
  • Radboud University Nijmegen

associate PROFESSOR OF private law, privacy & cyber security

Pieter Wolters is an associate professor of cybersecurity, privacy and law. His research topics include the private enforcement of privacy law, legal obligations to provide secure software, and the European framework for cybersecurity and privacy rules.
Floris Bex
Floris Bex
  • Tilburg University

professor of data science and the judiciary

Floris Bex is professor in data science and the judiciary. He studies how people reason, how this reasoning can be captured in formal models, and how it can be supported and improved using AI technologies.
mireille van eechoud
mireille van eechoud
  • University of Amsterdam

PROFESSOR OF information law

Mireille van Eechoud is professor of Information Law, and director of the Amsterdam Graduate School of Law. Her key research themes include the relationship between constitutional rights to information, data protection, and the commercial use of public sector information.
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estheR keymolen
  • Tilburg University

ASSistant professor of ethics, law & Policy

Esther Keymolen Assistant Professor in Ethics, Law, and Policy of new Data Technologies. She has a background in philosophy of technology and postphenomenology. Her research focuses on the role of trust and privacy in networked and smart environments.
kody moodley
kody moodley
  • Maastricht University

postdoctoral researcher in data & computer sciences

kody moodley is a postdoctoral researcher at maastricht university's institute of data science and the maastricht law & tech lab. His current research examines the intersections between computational science and legal decision-making.
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Merel Noorman
  • Tilburg University

assistant professor in ai, robotics and science & technology studies

Merel Noorman coordinates the AI & Robotics group at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology & Society (TILT). Her research interests include the governance and regulation of AI and robotics, with a particular focus on the distribution of responsibility around complex intelligent technologies.
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Matthias van der Haegen
  • Maastricht University

Assistant professor in digital legal studies

Matthias Van der Haegen specialises in legal analytics and the judiciary, favouring an empirical approach to answer research questions. His PhD research was on the role of the Belgian supreme court, a topic in which he retains a profound (comparative) interest.
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Joris van hoboken
  • University of Amsterdam

professor of law & data protection

Joris van Hoboken is a professor of law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and a Senior Researcher at the Amsterdam Institute for Information Law (IViR). his research focuses on the regulation of computational infrastructures and the protection of fundamental rights.
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Charmian lim
  • Tilburg University

PHD researcher on law & artificial intelligence

Charmian Lim is a phd researcher on law & Ai at Tilburg University. within the digital legal studies group, she is involved in a research project that explores the impact of AI, data science and automation on the legal system.
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Bart van der sloot
  • Tilburg University

associate professor of big data & privacy

Philosopher and legal scholar Bart van der Sloot specialises in the area of Privacy and Big Data. He also publishes regularly on the liability of Internet Intermediaries, data protection and internet regulation. Key issues are the GDPR, international data flows, especially between Europe and the United States, and data leaks.
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Naomi appelman
  • University of Amsterdam

pHd researcher on online speech regulation

Naomi Appelman is a PhD researcher at the Amsterdam Institute of Information Law (IViR), specialising in online speech regulation. Her research combines law and philosophy and focuses on strengthening the legal position of users by means of enabling legal contestation of the control over online speech.
Raphael Gellert
Raphaël gellert
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
Raphael Gellert is an assistant professor in private law and ICT. Looking into the computational turn, his research tries to problematise the contemporary modes of operation of law. In this ambit he looks at cases stemming from data protection, e-commerce, product liability, or cybersecurity.
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Eleni kosta

  • Tilburg University

professor of technology, law & human rights

Eleni Kosta is a professor in technology, law and human rights. She is working on privacy and data protection, specialising in electronic communications and new technologies, as well as on health law.
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Roland Moerland

  • Maastricht University

assistant professor of supranational criminology

Roland Moerland is Assistant Professor of Criminology at Maastricht University. His research focuses on gross human rights violations and state (corporate) crime. He also has a special interest in how processes of denial facilitate the perpetration of such crimes.
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tjaša petročnik
  • Tilburg University

phd researcher on law & technology

Tjaša Petročnik is a PhD candidate at Tilburg Law School. She previously worked in EU public affairs both in Brussels and Ljubljana. her research interests include the political economy of data and online platforms, the intersections of health, environment, and technology, as well as bioethics.
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Anna van Duin
  • University of Amsterdam

researcher & lecturer in private law

Anna van Duin is a researcher and lecturer specialising in Civil Procedure. She focuses on access to justice and effective remedies for private parties. She has a particular interest in the digital transformation of judicial decision-making and the role of technology in the civil justice system.
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inge graef
  • Tilburg University

associate PROFESSOR OF law & technology

inge graef focuses on competition enforcement in the digital economy. she is particularly interested in the interface between competition law and other fields of eu law such as data protection, intellectual property and electronic communications law.
Tom Vennmanns
Tom Vennmanns
  • Radboud University Nijmegen

PHD researcher on smart contracts & conflict resolution

Tom Vennmanns is a PhD candidate in smart contracts and conflict resolution, who focuses on the legal and societal challenges of the digital age. His research interests include AI, legal tech and Blockchain technology.
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Joran van Apeldoorn
  • University of Amsterdam
Joran van Apeldoorn is a PhD candidate in Quantum Computing & Semidefinite Optimisation. He is a pure mathematician with a focus on theoretical computer science and some interest in physics.
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nadya purtova
  • Tilburg University
Nadya Purtova's primary expertise lies in European and comparative privacy and data protection law. She has expanded her research to the area of economic analysis of privacy and data protection law, focusing on data protection rights as entitlements and personal data as a resource.
Vanessa Mak
vanessa mak
  • Tilburg University

professor of private law

Vanessa Mak is a Professor of Private Law and Vice Dean for Research at Tilburg Law School. Her research focuses on the role of private law in the economic regulation of the European (consumer) market, with particular focus on consumer contract law, credit and investment law, data protection and the platform economy.
Jill Toh
Jill toh
  • University of Amsterdam

PhD researcher on Platform regulation

Jill Toh is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Information Law (IViR). Her work looks at the concept and power of online platforms through technology, law and political economy approaches, in order to explore new regulatory forms of data governance.
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Marcel schaper
  • Maastricht University

associate professor of international taxation & tax technology

Marcel Schaper is associate professor of international taxation and tax technology. He coordinates the LL.B in Tax Law at Maastricht University.
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Marijke Roosen
  • Tilburg University
Marijke Roosen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology & Society (TILT), where she works on issues of legal artificial intelligence.
Robin Pierce
Robin Pierce
  • Tilburg University

associate PROFESSOR OF law, technology & Policy

Robin Pierce is an associate professor in law, technology & policy. Currently, her work focuses on AI in medicine, addressing translational challenges for the development and integration of emerging technology for clinical and health applications.
Yong Yong Hu
Yong Yong Hu
  • Radboud University Nijmegen

PhD researcher on law & cybersecurity

Yong Yong Hu is a PhD candidate in law and cybersecurity at Radboud University. Her research focuses on the EU cybersecurity framework, and the legal obligations for the reliability and security of digital information.
jerry spanakis
jerry spanakis
  • Maastricht University

assistant professor in machine learning

Jerry Spanakis is an assistant professor at the Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) at Maastricht University and the Maastricht Law & Tech Lab. His current research lies in the area of Social Machine Learning.
Andreea Grigoriu
Andreea Grigoriu
  • Maastricht University

phd researcher on digital legal studies

Andreea Grigoriu is a PhD candidate in Digital Legal Studies at the Maastricht Law & Tech lab. her research seeks to understand the phenomena of online harassment on social media, specifically abusive language.
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constanta rosca
  • Maastricht University

phd researcher in digital legal studies

Constanta Rosca is a PhD candidate in Digital Legal Studies at the Maastricht Law & Tech lab. she holds a LL.B. in European Law (cum laude, 2017) and a LL.M. in European Law (cum laude, 2018) from Maastricht University.
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Belle Beems
  • Radboud University Nijmegen

PhD researcher on competition law & digital legal studies

Belle Beems is a phd candidate on competition law and digital legal studies at Radboud University nijmegen. her expertise lies in EU competition law, EU internal market law, Economic law, Digital markets, Law and technology.
Ruta Liepina
Ruta Liepina
  • Maastricht University

Assistant professor in digital legal studies

Ruta Liepina is assistant professor in digital legal studies at Maastricht University's Faculty of Law. She is also a PhD researcher at the European University Institute, an international postgraduate teaching and research institute near Florence, Italy.
rohan nanda
Rohan Nanda
  • Maastricht University

researcher on artificial intelligence & law

rohan nanda holds a phd in legal informatics and computer science. His research focuses on data science, natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning technologies in the context of law.
christina winters
christina winters
  • Tilburg University

postdoctoral researcher

Christina Winters is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Technology, Law and Society (TILT). As a psychologist, she focuses on identity maintenance and its relationship with citizens' digital privacy behaviors and trust attitudes toward data-driven organizations.
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Antoine Louis
  • Maastricht University

PhD researcher in Artificial Intelligence & Law

Antoine Louis is a PhD Candidate in Artificial Intelligence and Law at the Maastricht Law & Tech Lab. His research focuses on Data Science and Natural Language Processing technologies to automate the law..
Rachel Rietveld
Rachel Rietveld
  • University of Amsterdam

PhD researcher on AI in the justice system

Rachel Rietveld focuses on the intersection of law and technology, both in her practice and her research. She develops expert systems in order to make law more accessible. Her PhD research is on the potential and limitations of legal tech, ethical dilemmas and how to build a framework for the legal use of artificial intelligence.

our cross-university research group continues to grow
and is always open to new collaborations.