Joris van Hoboken

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute (ILI) at New York University, School of Law and NYU’s Department for Media Culture and Communication, a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights and an affiliate researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam.


My research addresses law and policy in the field of digital media, electronic communications and the internet, with a focus on the fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of expression.

Current research interests include the right to be forgotten, encryption policy, data brokers, open data in the private sector and digital rights policy standard setting in Europe. I am a specialist in data protection and privacy law, government surveillance in the ICT sector and the regulation of internet intermediaries.

I have a PhD from the University of Amsterdam on search engines and freedom of expression (2012) and graduate degrees in Law (LL.M., 2006, University of Amsterdam, cum laude) and Theoretical Mathematics (M.Sc., 2002, University of Amsterdam, cum laude).

I am the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Dutch digital rights organization Bits of Freedom.