Associated Researchers

Our initiative is open to collaboration and continues to grow its number of researchers.


Prof. Dr. Natali Helberger

Natali Helberger is University Professor for Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus of AI. She is elected member of Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW), the Royal Netherlands Academic of Science (KNAW), and ERC laureate. Her research investigates the social and legal implications of digital technology and automated decision making, and here in particular the implications for users rights.

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E: n.helberger@uva.nl
T: @nhelberger


Prof. Dr. Mireille van Eechoud

Mireille van Eechoud is  professor of Information Law, and director of the Amsterdam Graduate School of Law. A key research theme in Van Eechoud’s current work is the emergent regulatory framework for open data and reuse of public and private sector data. 

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E: M.M.M.vanEechoud@uva.nl


Prof. Dr. Joris van Hoboken

Joris van Hoboken research focuses on the regulation of computational infrastructures and the protection of fundamental rights. Within the DTDM research initiative, which he is leading with Natali Helberger and Mireille van Eechoud, he focuses in particular on the regulation of platform ordering and the relation of law to platform power.

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E: j.v.j.vanhoboken@uva.nl
T: @jorisvanhoboken
W: jorisvanhoboken.nl


Dr. Ronan Fahy

Ronan Fahy is a senior researcher at the Institute of Information Law (IViR), and specialises in fundamental rights. His research focuses on online platforms, the implications of the shift toward automated decision-making, and the effect on democratic values and fundamental rights.

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E: R.F.Fahy@uva.nl


Naomi Appelman

Naomi Appelman is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Information Law (IViR). Her research primarily looks at platform regulation and automated decision-making from the perspective of democratic values and fundamental rights. This research focus is a continuation of her master thesis which analysed the legitimacy of the European intermediary liability framework. She is doing her PhD within the broader context of the research initiative the Digital Transition of Decision-Making, led by prof. M.M.M. van Eechoud, prof. dr. J.V.J. van Hoboken and prof. dr. N. Helberger. This research initiative is part of the SSH-sectorplan. Besides studying information law she also did a bachelors and masters in philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and studied at the international departement of Keio University, Tokyo. Within the IViR she has worked on research reports for the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs on disinformation and political advertisements, and a report on online content moderation for the Ministry of Justice and Safety. In the past year she also volunteered for the Dutch internet freedom NGO Bits of Freedom.

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E: n.appelman@uva.nl
T: @n_appelman


Jill Toh

Jill Toh is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Information Law (IViR). Her work is situated within the DTDM research initiative and 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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E: w.j.toh@uva.nl
T: @jilltoh


Joran van Apeldoorn

Postdoctoral researcher

E: j.vanaperldoorn@uva.nl


Anna van Duin

Anna van Duin is a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Private Law, specialising in Civil Procedure. She focuses on access to justice and effective remedies for private parties. Anna 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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E: j.m.l.vanduin@uva.nl