Prof. J.V.J. van Hoboken

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Joris van Hoboken is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam and a Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). Van Hoboken works on the intersection of fundamental rights protection (data privacy, freedom of expression, non-discrimination) and the governance of platforms and internet-based services. I am a specialist in European data protection, algorithmic governance and the regulation of internet intermediaries. At IViR, he is currently working on data privacy in smartphone ecosystems, the fairness in news recommendation systems and the potential of the GDPR to address data-driven discrimination. At VUB, Van Hoboken is appointed to the Chair ‘Fundamental Rights and Digital Transformation’. The Chair is established at the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS), with the support of Microsoft. Previously, Van Hoboken was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute (ILI) at New York University, School of Law (2013-2016), a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights (2015-2016) and a lecturer at CornellTech (2016). In 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. From 2007-2017, Van Hoboken served on the Board of Directors of the Dutch digital rights organization Bits of Freedom. Van Hoboken obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam on the topic of search engines and freedom of expression (2012) and has graduate degrees in Law (2006, University of Amsterdam, cum laude) and Theoretical Mathematics (2002, University of Amsterdam, cum laude). For his PhD thesis, he received the thesis award of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation. Van Hoboken is a regular speaker at international events and conferences and has conducted research for the European Commission, ENISA, UNESCO, Upturn and The Open Society Foundations. His work has been covered in NRC Handelsblad, De Correspondent, the Dutch evening news, Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.