Dr. Rob van Eijk serves as the Future of Privacy Forum’s Managing Director for Europe. In this role, van Eijk implements FPF’s agenda in Europe, overseeing its day-to-day operations, and manages relationships with stakeholders in the industry, government, academia, and civil society.
Prior to serving in this position, van Eijk worked at the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) for nearly 10 years and has since become an authority in the field of online privacy and data protection. He represented the Dutch DPA in international meetings and as a technical expert in court. He also represented the European Data Protection Authorities, assembled as the Article 29 Working Party, in the multi-stakeholder negotiations of the World Wide Web Consortium on Do Not Track.
Van Eijk is a technologist with an M.Sc. from the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Leiden University, and a Ph.D. from Leiden Law School, Leiden University, focusing on online advertising (real-time bidding). He contributes as a guest lecturer to the Leiden Legal Technologies Program, an academic program that is provided by the Centre for Professional Learning at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs of Leiden University in cooperation with the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He also serves as a guest researcher at eLaw, Center for Law and Digital Technologies at the Leiden Law School of Leiden University.
Learn more about Rob’s work by reading Rob van Eijk Discusses Trends in European Privacy Discussions.