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Hielke Hijmans

Affiliated Researcher
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Independent expert EU privacy law, with as main affiliations the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL, a global think tank based in Washington DC, London and Brussels), Considerati (a consultancy based in Amsterdam), the VUB/Brussels Privacy Hub and the University of Luxembourg. Member of the Meijers Committee, an independent group of experts that researches and advises on European criminal, migration, refugee, privacy, non-discrimination and constitutional law. 


Formerly, Head of Unit Policy & Consultations at the EDPS, member Cabinet Advocate General Geelhoed at EU Court of Justice and Counsellor European law and legal aspects of the information society, Ministry of Justice (The Hague). 


Joint Doctorate at Vrije Universiteit Brussels and University of Amsterdam; Doctorate thesis on the European Union as Guardian of Internet Privacy, The Story of Art 16 TFEU, published by Springer. Law Degree at Leiden University. 


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels