Digital Transformation of Decision-Making

A research initiative of the Amsterdam Law School

Associated Researchers

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Our initiative is open to collaboration and continues to grow its number of researchers.


Prof. Dr. Natali Helberger

Natali Helberger is University Professor for Law and Digital Technology, with a special focus of AI. She is elected member of Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW), the Royal Netherlands Academic of Science (KNAW), and ERC laureate. Her research investigates the social and legal implications of digital technology and automated decision making, and here in particular the implications for users rights.

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E: n.helberger@uva.nl
T: @nhelberger


Prof. Dr. Mireille van Eechoud

Mireille van Eechoud is professor of Information Law, and director of the Amsterdam Graduate School of Law. A key research theme in Van Eechoud’s current work is the emergent regulatory framework for open data and reuse of public and private sector data. 

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E: M.M.M.vanEechoud@uva.nl


Prof. Dr. Joris van Hoboken

Joris van Hoboken research focuses on the regulation of computational infrastructures and the protection of fundamental rights. Within the DTDM research initiative, which he is leading with Natali Helberger and Mireille van Eechoud, he focuses in particular on the regulation of platform ordering and the relation of law to platform power.

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E: j.v.j.vanhoboken@uva.nl
T: @jorisvanhoboken
W: jorisvanhoboken.nl


Dr. Ronan Fahy

Ronan Fahy is a senior researcher at the Institute of Information Law (IViR), and specialises in fundamental rights. His research focuses on online platforms, the implications of the shift toward automated decision-making, and the effect on democratic values and fundamental rights.

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E: R.F.Fahy@uva.nl


Dr. Joran van Apeldoorn

Postdoctoral researcher

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E: j.vanaperldoorn@uva.nl


Naomi Appelman

Naomi Appelman is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Information Law (IViR), specialising in online speech regulation. Her interdisciplinary research combines law and philosophy and focuses on strengthening the legal position of users by means of enabling legal contestation of the control over online speech.  

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E: n.appelman@uva.nl
T: @n_appelman


Jill Toh

Jill Toh is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Information Law (IViR). Her work is situated within the DTDM research initiative and looks at platform-worker relations, data governance and algorithmic management in the gig economy through a critical law and political economy lens to explore new collective governance.

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E: w.j.toh@uva.nl
T: @jilltoh


Dr. Anna van Duin

Anna van Duin is a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Private Law, specialising in Civil Procedure. She focuses on access to justice and effective remedies for private parties. Anna has a particular interest in the digital transformation of judicial decision-making and the role of technology in the civil justice system.

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E: j.m.l.vanduin@uva.nl


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Prof. Dr. Chantal Mak

Chantal Mak is a professor of Private Law, with a special focus on fundamental rights and private law. Her key research investigates how European rules on contracts and liability relate to the laws of EU member states, on the basis of legal-philosophical and legal-theoretical insights. She is involved in the DTDM affiliated project on digital legacies (digitale nalatenschappen).

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E: c.mak@uva.nl


Prof. Dr. Marco Loos

Marco Loos is a professor of European Consumer Law. His research spans across contract law, consumer law and European private law. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Consumentenbond, which as one of its key areas has the digitalisation of consumer affairs, including digital inheritance. One key research theme in Loos’ current work is on digital content and contracts. He is involved in the DTDM affiliated project on digital legacies (digitale nalatenschappen).

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E: m.b.m.loos@uva.nl


Rachel Rietveld

Rachel Rietveld’s research and practice is on the intersection of law and technology. She develops expert systems in order to make law more accessible. Her PhD research is from a legal and econometrical (choice behavior modelling) perspective on the judge and Artificial Intelligence and the potential to reach a higher level of legal equality and legal security when applying open norms.

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E: r.d.rietveld@uva.nl


Ilaria Buri

Ilaria Buri is as an associate researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), where her activity is focused on the Digital Services Act Observatory. Prior to joining IViR, Ilaria was a researcher at the University of Leuven (CITIP), where she worked on several EU-funded projects dealing with data protection, cybersecurity and e-health-related matters.

E: i.buri@uva.nl