Prof. M.M.M. van Eechoud

UvA Profiel

Mireille van Eechoud, professor of Information Law and director of the Amsterdam Graduate School of Law, has been appointed as  dean of the Amsterdam Law School for a period of one year (2024). She is a member of the Institute for Information Law's senior research staff. She teaches in various courses of the LLM programme Informatierecht. Among other roles, Van Eechoud is chair of the Dutch Minister of Justice's Advisory Committee on Copyright (Commissie Auteursrecht), chair of the Dutch Copyright Association (Vereniging voor Auteursrecht) and member of the Executive Committee of the ALAI ( Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale). In the past she chaired the University's Research Advisory Council ("UOC") and was member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).

Her research activities in the field of information law concern three key themes: the development of international and European intellectual property law (especially in the field of copyright and related rights, database law), the emerging European norms on freedom of information, access to public sector information & open data, open science and private international law aspects of information law.

At the moment she leads the Digital Transformation of Decision Making Initiative together with Prof. Natali Helberger and Prof. Joris van Hoboken. This faculty-wide research initiative is part of the legal research agenda 2019-2025 ('Sectorplan rechtsgeleerdheid'), Digital Legal Studies.