O.L. van Daalen

UvA Profiel

Ot is a researcher and lecturer in the field of privacy and security. He is also the founder of a law firm specialised in privacy and security, Root Legal. He wrote a PhD on the human rights-compatibility of the regulation of offensive and defensive information security technologies, focusing on quantum computing and encryption. Previously, he worked at the Dutch Data Protection Authority and relaunched the Dutch digital rights movement Bits of Freedom. There he was closely involved in the creation of legislation in the field of privacy and internet freedom. Before launching Bits of Freedom, Ot worked at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Ot studied at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University in New York. He is an experienced speaker and is regularly asked an expert in the media.