Student researchers

  • Tommy Fitzsimons

    Tommy Fitzsimons became interested in data protection law during a high school project. He followed the Bachelor of Laws at the University of Utrecht, with a minor in Technology, Law and Ethics at VU Amsterdam. He also participated in the Erasmus Exchange programme at UCD in Dublin. He started the Master’s programme in Information Law at the UvA/IViR in September 2019, and is currently writing his thesis on the proportionality of facial recognition use by law enforcement. Tommy also works as the DPO of an e-health startup. His main interests are privacy and data protection law, telecommunications law, and competition law.

  • Dorine Dollekamp

    Dorine is currently working on her Master of Information Law at the UvA. Before starting that Master she finished another Master in European Law where she wrote her thesis about the interrelation between competition law and data protection law. Dorine has a broad interest in the field of intellectual property, Media Law and Privacy issues concerning platforms. Next to her studies, she works as a paralegal at a law office in Amsterdam.


  • Ot van Daalen

    Ot van Daalen is the Managing Director of the Lab. Ot is a researcher and lecturer in the field of privacy and security. He is also the founder of a law firm specialised in privacy and security, Root Legal. He is working on a PhD thesis on the human rights-compatibility of the regulation of information security technologies. Previously, he worked at the Dutch Data Protection Authority and founded the Dutch digital rights movement Bits of Freedom. There he was closely involved in the creation of legislation in the field of privacy and internet freedom. Before launching Bits of Freedom, Ot worked for years at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek. Ot studied at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia University in New York. He is an experienced speaker and is regularly asked an expert in the media. He can be reached at

  • Stef van Gompel

    Stef van Gompel is the Executive Director of the ILP Lab. Stef is senior researcher at IViR and lecturer in intellectual property law in the LL.M. program on Information Law. He holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, where he also finished law school cum laude, and a degree in Music Management from the Fontys Business College of Higher Education in Tilburg. Stef is secretary of the Dutch Copyright Committee (advisory committee to the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands), board member of the Dutch national group of AIPPI, board member of Stichting Reprorecht, deputy chairman of the Permanent Committee on Plagiarism (VCP), chairman of the Study group on the history of copyright of the Vereniging voor Auteursrecht and member of the editorial board of the Dutch copyright journal AMI. He can be reached at

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council of the Lab regularly provides advice to the office on its strategy. It consists of: