Member Directory

Corbinian Ruckerbauer (he/him) is a project manager for Stiftung Neue Verantwortung’s Digital Rights, Surveillance and Democracy unit. He coordinates the European Intelligence Oversight Network (EION), which provides a space for regular and structured exchange between European intelligence oversight officials and other experts.

He is part of the editorial team of about:intel and was also involved in the conception of, a tool providing best practices in intelligence oversight for practitioners, academics, journalists and the interested public.

His research focuses on the cooperation of public and private actors in the security sector and its impact on individual rights and the principles of democratic societies.

As part of the Master's programme European Studies, he studied at Europa- Universität Viadrina, Sciences Po Paris and Galatasaray Üniversitesi Istanbul. He previously worked for various institutions and NGOs in Berlin, Paris and Brussels.

Mikael Lohse is Chief Specialist and Deputy Intelligence Ombudsman at the Office of the Intelligence Ombudsman in Finland. He is Adjunct Professor of Legal Informatics and Intelligence Studies.

Peter Koop studied law in Amsterdam and from a lifelong interest in signals intelligence, cryptography and communications security, he became an independent researcher sharing his findings on the weblog, in other publications and through lectures. Koop is a member of the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA) and he is one of the few people in the world who systematically and critically studied the documents from the Snowden revelations. He also closely followed the extensive inquiry by the German parliament into the cooperation between the NSA and the BND and studied a similar cooperation in Denmark. This allows Koop to bring detailed insights from multiple countries into the debate about the Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act (Wiv), which started with a unique referendum in 2018 and is still ongoing.

Rowin Jansen is a PhD candidate at Radboud University, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, at both the Law Faculty and the university's interdisciplinary Hub for research on digitalisation and society. He publishes on constitutional law and, more specifically, oversight on intelligence and security services.

Bart Jacobs is a professor of Security, Privacy and Identity at Radboud University, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, at the university's interdisciplinary Hub for research on digitalisation and society. He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and of the Academia Europaea. Jacobs publishes broadly on computer science and mathematics, but also on law and intelligence. For instance, he is the first to write about the European intelligence cooperation Maximator Jacobs was a member of the committee that reviewed the intelligence law in the Netherlands in 2020. He is a member of the board of experts of the Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD).

Bert is the founder of PowerDNS, software that powers a significant fraction of the Internet. In addition, Bert co-founded a joint-venture with notable security company Fox-IT. In between he spent several years working for the Dutch government on cyber- and national security. After selling both companies, Bert spent 18 months doing DNA research at TU Delft, leading to two publications in major science journals. These days, he focuses on open standards, (EU) tech legislation, decentralized communications, internet measurements & research (mostly DNA and GNSS). In addition he until recently sat on a government board that regulates the Dutch Intelligence and Security agencies. Bert is now a part-time technical advisor at the Dutch Electoral Council ("FEC").