Bert-Jaap Koops
  • Warandelaan 2, Montesquieu Building, room M 729

    5037 AB Tilburg


1995 …2023

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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

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External positions

Freelance art historian (Artesto)

1 Oct 2022 → …

Internship (Dordrechts Museum)

1 Apr 202230 Jun 2022

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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