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Corien Prins

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 221, Montesquieu Building, room M 728

    5037 DE Tilburg


1986 …2021

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Research interests

1. technology regulation (internet, biotechnology)

2. Legal Analytics & Judiciary

3. iGovernment

4. privacy, personal data protection & internet

5. digital democracy


Assistant Professor, Law School Leiden University (1986-1994)
Visiting Professor Hastings Law School, University of California, USA (1991)
Full Professor Law and Informatisation, Tilburg Law School (1994 - present)
Founder and Director Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) (1994 - 2008)
Director of Studies Research Master in Law, Tilburg University (2006-2008)
Council Member. Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) (2008-2013)
Dean, Tilburg Law School (2013 - present)


Coordinator/Tutor Bachelor Course Perspectives on Data Science

PhD supervision

Sjaak Nouwt, Zorg voor privacy. Informatietechnologie en informationale privacy in de gezondheidszorg, defended Tilburg 21 May 1997

Andreas Mitrakas, Open EDI and Law in Europe, defended Rotterdam (EUR) 1997 (second supervisor; with prof. dr. Richard de Mulder)

Luuk Matthijssen, Interfacing between Lawyers and Computers. An Architecture for Knowledge-based Interfaces to Legal Databases, defended Tilburg 9 April 1999 (with dr. W. Voermans, Tilburg University)

Clarisse Girot, User Protection in IT Contracts. A Comparative Study of the Protection of the User Against Defective Performance in Information Technology, defended Tilburg 2 March 2001 cum laude (with prof. dr. J. Spier, Tilburg University)

Maurice Schellekens, Aansprakelijkheid van internetaanbieders, defended 23 March 2001 (with prof. dr. M.S. Groenhuijsen, Tilburg University)

Eric Schreuders, Data Mining, het toetsen van beslisregels en privacy, defended 23 May 2001

Simone van der Hof, Internationale on-line overeenkomsten. Internationaal privaatrechtelijke aspecten van on-line business-to-business en business-to-consumer overeenkomsten in Europa en de Verenigde Staten, defended 4 December 2002 (with prof. dr. K. Boele-Woelki, Utrecht University)

Peter Blok, Het recht op privacy. Een onderzoek naar de betekenis van het begrip ?privacy? in het Nederlands en Amerikaans recht, defended 18 October 2002 (with dr. A.H. Vedder, Tilburg University)

Sander Huijsjes, Over dode lijnen en een heuvel recht. De privaatrechtelijke aansprakelijkheid voor schade als gevolg van falende telecommunicatiedienstverlening, defended 13 June 2002 (second supervisor; main supervisor prof. dr. H. Franken, Leiden University)

Ton Schudelaro, Electronic Payment Systems and Money Laundering. Risks and Countermeasures in the Post-Internet Hype Era, defended 17 October 2003 (with prof. dr. H. van Tilburg, Technical University Eindhoven, dr. B.J. Koops, Tilburg University)

Colette Cuijpers, Privacyrecht of privaatrecht? Een privaatrechtelijk alternatief voor de implementatie van de Europese privacyrichtlijn, defended 17 September 2004 (with prof. dr. J Vranken, Tilburg University)

Bart Custers, The Power of Knowledge. Ethical, Legal, and Technological Aspects of Data Mining and Group Profiling in Epidemiology, defended 22 October 2004 (with dr. A. Vedder, Tilburg University)

Tom de Wit, De productketen geïnformeerd. Een onderzoek naar de regulering van de informatievoorziening met betrekking tot de milieuaspecten van producten in productketens, defended 9 September 2005 (with prof. dr. J.M. Verschuuren, Tilburg University; dr. ir. J.M.N. van Kasteren, Technical University Eindhoven).

Nicole van der Meulen, Fertile Grounds. The facilitation of Financial Identity Theft in the United States and The Netherlands, defended 10 December 2010 (with prof. dr. B.J. Koops, Tilburg University)

Nadya Purtova, Property Rights in Personal Data: a European Perspective, defended 16 February 2011 (main supervisor; with prof. dr. P. De Hert, Tilburg University). Cum laude

Lokke Moerel, Binding Corporate Rules. Fixing the Regulatory Patchwork of data protection, defended 19 September 2011.


External positions

Member advisory body (Goldschmeding Foundation)

1 May 2021 → …

Chair (Commissie Sectorplan SSH)

1 Jan 20191 Jan 2020

Member Advisory Council (NWO)

1 Jan 20181 Jan 2020

Member advisory council (NWO)

1 Jan 20181 Jan 2020

Chair (Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid)

1 Apr 20171 Apr 2022

Lidmaatschap (Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation)

1 Mar 2015 → …

Lidmaatschap (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen)

1 Feb 2015 → …

Redacteur (Nederlands Juristenblad)

1 Jan 2014 → …

Chair Supervisory Council (Erasmus Universiteit)

1 Jan 20121 Jun 2020

Voorz. domeinjury/lid ecos/commissie witte vlekken (KNAW)

1 Jan 2011 → …

Lid redactie international data privacy law (Oxford University Press)

1 Jan 2011 → …

Member (Sociaal Wetenschappelijke Raad)

1 Jan 20101 Apr 2017

Lid redactie computer law & security report (Elsevier)

1 Jan 2009 → …


  • Computer Science Law
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Law And Informatization/Computerization
  • Biometrics
  • Rfid
  • Victimology
  • Identity Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Regulation Of New Technologies
  • Internet Governance


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