Prof Dr Natali Helberger


University of Amsterdam






Institute for Information Law (IViR)





Natali Helberger is professor in Information Law at the Institute for Information Law (IvIR), University of Amsterdam. She studied Law at the Freie Universität Berlin and received her doctarate from the University of Amsterdam. Her thesis, Controlling Access to Content: Regulating Conditional Access in Digital Broadcasting (2005), examines the regulation of digital gateways and their implications for information law and policy, competition, freedom of expression and the interests of users. In 2005, she was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

Natali specialises in the regulation of converging information and communication markets. Focus points of her research are the interface between technology and information law, user rights and the changing role of the user in information law and policy. Exploring the interaction between media law, privacy and data protection law, consumer law and communications law is an important driver behind her research.

Among other things, she is a member of the EC High Level Expert Group Connect Advisory Forum, a High Level Expert Group on the Internet of Things as well as the EC Cloud Computing Expert Group, member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Mediaombudsman, a member of the Communications and Media Scientific Committee of the Florence School of Regulation, member of the program committees of EuroCPRITS and theIAMCR Panel of Advisors and reviewers. She is also a member of the editorial committees of the Journal of Information Policy and Mediaforum

Among her current projects is the project “Profiling and targeting news readers – implications for the democratic role of the digital media, user rights and public information policy” for which she has received anERC Grant. In addition, Natali is leading, together with Prof. Claes de Vreese (ASCoR), the project Personalised Communication. Personalised Communication is a cooperation between IViR and the Amsterdam School for Communication Research (ASCoR), supported by the University of Amsterdam.

Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans

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