I am associate professor at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society where I teach cybercrime. Previously, I was managing director of the annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference and co-founder and executive director of the the non-profit organisation Privacy Salon from 2014-2021. In 2019 I was elected as co-director of the Surveillance Studies Network and in the same year I started working as a research professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) coordinating the Chair in Surveillance Studies.
I have been conducting research on the social, ethical and legal consequences of (algorithmic) surveillance technologies since 2006. Recent research has focused on the governance of police use of algorithmic surveillance . I have degrees in educational sciences and criminology from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and VUB.