Member Directory

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").

Amir serves a researcher in the Israel Democracy Institute, where he conducts ongoing policy-driven research into comparative surveillance law, AI regulation and other topics pertaining to law and technology. Amir is a research fellow in the Federmann Cyber Security Research Center – Cyber Law Program the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Amir has published two books on online surveillance laws “Regulation of Online Surveillance in Israeli Law and Comparative Law” (2019) and “Oversight of Online Surveillance in Israel” (2020), both in Hebrew.