Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius


University of Amsterdam




The Netherlands


Institute for Information Law





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.

Before joining IViR, Frederik worked in the music industry for many years. He obtained his Research Master’s degree in Information Law at IViR, and studied for one semester at Hong Kong University. During his Master, he worked at SOLV Attorneys, a law firm dedicated to technology, media and communications. He also spent a semester at New York University doing research.

He is a member of the editorial committee of the European Data Protection Law Review. He is also a member of the Meijers Committee, an independent group of experts in the field of European criminal, migration, refugee, privacy, non-discrimination and constitutional law.

Frederik currently is working on the Personalized Communication project, a joint initiative of the IViR and the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR).

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