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    5037 DE Tilburg


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Research interests

Bert-Jaap Koops researches the interaction between technology and law, in particular criminal law and regulation issues. His main research fields are cybercrime, cyber-investigation, privacy, and data protection. He is also interested in topics such as DNA forensics, identity, digital constitutional rights, 'code as law', and regulatory implications of human enhancement, genetics, robotics, and neuroscience.

With a personal postdoc (1999), VIDI (2003) and VICI (2014) grant, Koops is one of the few Dutch researchers who received all three stages of NWO's (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) personal research-grant scheme. From 2005-2010, he was a member of De Jonge Akademie, a young-researcher branch of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In the 2016/2017 academic year, he was Distinguished Lorentz Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS).


  • 2006-present: professor of regulation and technology, Tilburg University
  • 2000-2005: associate professor, Tilburg University
  • 1998-2000: postdoc, Tilburg University
  • 1994-1998: PhD candidate, Tilburg University and Eindhoven University of Technology

Current courses

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External positions

Member advisory board (Bits of freedom)

1 Jan 20091 Oct 2017

Chair of board (stichting oophaga)

1 Apr 20071 Jan 2015


  • Computer Crime
  • Cyber-investigation
  • Privacy
  • Data Protection
  • ICT Law
  • Regulation

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Research Output 1995 2018

Legitimacy challenges of intermediary gatekeeping in the Chinese internet regulatory system

Wei, L., 2018, 297 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access

Online gambling in the EU: From data protection to gambler protection

Pavlovic, D., 26 Jun 2018, 213 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access

Samantha Adams festschrift: The dot at the end of the funnel-TILT remembers Samantha Adams

Pierce, R., Berti Suman, A., Koops, B-J. & Leenes, R., 2018, In : Applied Clinical Informatics. 9, 3, p. 490-492 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issueScientificpeer-review

The reasonableness of remaining unobserved: A comparative analysis of visual surveillance and voyeurism in criminal law

Koops, B-J., Newell, B., Roberts, A., Skorvánek, I. & Galic, M., 2018, In : Law & Social Inquiry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

criminal law

Activities 1998 2007

  • 13 Oral presentation
  • 2 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of PhD committee

[n.n.] (Event)

E.J. Koops (Supervisor)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of PhD committeeScientific

FIDIS workshop

E.J. Koops (Speaker)
9 Dec 2004

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

'Bewaarplicht verkeersgegevens: het strafvorderlijk kader'

E.J. Koops (Speaker)
24 Sep 2004

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific


E.J. Koops (Speaker)
1 Jul 2004

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Congres " Op weg naar een Landelijke Interceptie Organisatie"

E.J. Koops (Speaker)
23 Jan 2003

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Projects 2000 2019

μMole: Sewage monitoring system for tracking synthetic drug laboratories

van der Sloot, B., Koops, B., Skorvánek, I., Timan, T. & Leenes, R.


Project: Research projectCollaborative grants

BotLeg: Public-private actions against botnets: establishing the legal boundaries

Koops, B., E Silva, K., van der Sloot, B. & Purtova, N.


Project: Research projectCollaborative grants

COURAGE: Cybercrime and cyberterrOrism (E)UropeanResearch AGEnda

Koops, B.


Project: Research projectCollaborative grants