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In the news

(Note: many of the entries below are in Dutch as they appeared in the national, Dutch, press.)

Media highlights

List of recent media appearances




See also these older news items and a list of older opinion editorials. My most recent pieces can be found on my blog, that I actively maintain.

Talks and events

Upcoming events

  • Panel “Privacy Patterns: Past, Present, and Future?”, IWPE, Vienna, Austria (hybrid), 2024-07-08.
  • Keynote, Annual Privacy Forum, Karlstad, Sweden, 2024-09-04.

Past events

  • Panel on child safety: the EU’s CSAR proposal and the UK’s Online Safety Act, EuroDIG (European Dialogue on Internet Governance), Vilnius, Lithuania (online), 2024-06-18.
  • PC chair/session chair, Privacy Symposium, Venice, Italy, 2024-06-10.
  • CSAM? (Could a Snitch Analyse our Messages?, Security in times of surveillance, TU/e, Eindhoven, 2024-05-30.
  • Panel “The Problems with Client Side Scanning , CPDP, Brussels, Belgium, 2024-05-22.
  • “Privacy vriendelijk betalen”, RuG, Groningen, 2024-04-12.
  • Talk at the AmCham Data Protection & ePrivacy TF, Romania (online), 2024-04-10.
  • “Privacy Friendly Payment”, PrivaSki 2024, Correncon-en-Vercors, France, 11-03-2024/14-03-2024.
  • “Lorentz workshop Fair patterns for online interfaces”, Leiden, The Netherlands, 29-01-2024/02-02-2024.
  • Member panel “Art. 25 GDPR: Engineering Data Protection into Digital Innovation.”, RuG, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2024-01-17.


  • Talk “eIDAS 2.0”, TNO, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2023-12-11.
  • Member of panel on eIDAS, certificates and cryptographic keys: a matter of trust, Trust in Digital Life Convergence 2023 conference, Brussels, Belgium, 2023-12-01.
  • Shonan Seminar No.182: Biggest Failures in Privacy, Shonan Village Center, Japan, 2023-10-30/20223-11-02.
  • Address to the EDPS Seminar on the CSAM proposal “Point of No Return?”, Brussels, Belgium (remote), 2023-10-23.
  • Guest lecture “Privacy design strategies”, Karlstad University, Sweden, 2023-10-23.
  • “Mutual Contact Discovery”, Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden, 2023-10-16.
  • “Rondetafelgesprek over technieken om online kindermisbruik te bestrijden”, Tweede Kamercommissie Digital Zeken, Den Haag, 2023-10-11. Terugkijken
  • Keynote “Privacy Is Hard And Seven Other Myths. Achieving Privacy Through Careful Design” for the 18th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management 2023 - Sharing (in) a Digital World, Oslo, Norway, 2023-08-08.
  • Panelmember “Sharing (in) a Digital World”, 18th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management 2023, Oslo, Norway, 2023-08-07.
  • Lezing U. Utrecht, 2023-06-07.
  • Member of a panel on Data Protection by Design & by Default, CPDP 2023, Brussels, Belgium, 2023-05-25.
  • Presentation “A Privacy Friendly Digital Euro (Using the existing payment infrastructure).” for PEN-NL, Groningen, 2023-05-09.
  • Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens college “Privacy Is Hard And Seven Other Myths”, The Hague, 2023-04-17.
  • Book discussion, “Privacy Is Hard And Seven Other Myths”, Washington University in St. Louis (online), USA, 2023-04-11.
  • “Privacy Is Hard And Seven Other Myths”, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria, 2023-03-20.
  • “Privacy Friendly Payment”, Brown Bag Session, iHub, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 2023-02-14.
  • Keynote “Privacy Is Hard and Seven Other Myths”, during the celebration of Data Protection Day 2023 at Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2023-01-26.
  • “Privacy Is Hard and Seven Other Myths”, RvIG, Den Haag, 2023-01-23.


  • “Privacy Is Hard And Some Other Myths”, SUSEC, Sweden/online, 2022-11-16.
  • “Een Europese eID? Hoe simpeler, des te veiliger, privacyvriendelijker en inclusiever”, iBestuur, Den Haag, 2022-11-10
  • “Privacy is Hard and Seven Other Myths”, Leiden eLaw international master, Leiden, 2022-11-07.
  • “Privacy is Hard”, Frauenhofer IIS, Erlangen, 2022-11-04.
  • Panel discussion on calculating privacy and the legal tech perspective, Nordic Privacy Arena, Stockholm, Sweden, 2022-09-27.
  • “Doing privacy by design: using privacy design strategies and privacy design patterns”, Bosch Privacy Engineering Summit, online, 2022-09-22.
  • Panel member “The EU is getting its AI Act together: how to develop AI systems under the Rule of Law?” at the FARI Conference, 2022-07-06, Brussels.
  • Panel member SURF Security And Privacy Conference, Groningen, 2022-07-01.
  • Keynote “Privacy Is Hard And Some Other Myths” at the SURF Security And Privacy Conference, Groningen, 2022-06-30.
  • Keynote “Privacy Is Hard And Some Other Myths” at the “Privacy-friendly and Trustworthy Technology for Society” conference, Zagreb, Kroatia, 2022-06-28.
  • Keynote “Bridging the Cryptowar Trenches: Achieving Both Security And Privacy” at the German Science Foundation Event CROSSING, Seehotel Niedernberg, Germany, 2022-06-27.
  • Faculteit der Letteren lunch talk, Nijmegen, 2022-06-16.
  • Lezing CIO Rijk Informatiebeveiliging en Privacy Teamdag, The Hague, 2022-06-15.
  • “Privacy isn’t hard and I’ll show you why.” 2nd Privacy Engineer Conference, San Fransisco / online, 2022-06-08. (cancelled due to platform privacy concerns)
  • “Privacy Is Hard And Some Other Myths”, presentation at ‘As closed as necessary…’ How to design for privacy in research. organised by DCC, Groningen, 2022-05-31.
  • Brussels Privacy Hub Meet the Author, Brussels, 2022-05-30.
  • “Privacy Is Hard and Seven Other Myths”, OsloMET/University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, 2022-05-09.
  • “Hacking Music”, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden, 2022-05-06.
  • “Mutual Contact Discovery”, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, 2022-05-04.
  • Panel member “Privacy enhancing technologies and medical research”, PI.lab Annual Conference, The Hague, 2022-04-21.
  • Panel member and speaker, Privacy Symposium, Venice, 2022-04-06.
  • Book presentation “Privacy Is Hard”, PI-lab (online), 2022-03-31.
  • Presentatie “Privacy Preserving Analysis. Op verantwoorde wijze combineren van verspreide onderzoeksdata”, Symposium: Commerciële apps en wearables in de gezondheidszorg en het omgaan met persoonsgegevens en privacy, waar wringt de schoen?, Groningen, 2022-03-29.
  • Talk, “Mutual Contact Discovery”, PrivaSki 2022, Correncon-en-Vercors, 2022-03-08.
  • Lezing, “Privacy is Hard And Seven Other Myths”, RDW, Groningen, 2022-03-04.
  • Webinar Digital Privacy Day, Forum för Dataskydd, Stockholm, 2022-01-28.
  • Privacy by Design: Debunking the myths, Luxembourg KnowledgeNet IAPP Chapter, 2022-01-24.
  • Wipro’s Data Privacy Webinar: A Human Approach To Data, (internal), recorded 2022-01-11.

Other activities

See also these previous activities.

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