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Welcome to my personal page!

I'm Rob van Eijk, the Founder and CEO of Blaeu Privacy Response Team B.V. (Team Blaeu), a consultancy specialized in legal aspects of data architectures and complex data flows. I am also the Managing Director for Europe at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). In this role, I lead FPF's operations in Europe , have established a dedicated team in Brussels, and continuously engage with key stakeholders.

Before joining FPF, I spent nearly a decade at the Dutch Data Protection Authority. There, I served as a Senior Supervision Officer and (Lead) Technologist. I've had the privilege of representing the Dutch DPA at various international forums, such as the Technology Expert group of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), and twice as a technical expert in court (ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2016:14088 ). I took an active role in major multi-stakeholder negotiations concerning digital privacy standards on behalf of European Data Protection Authorities.

My background is rooted in technology, and I've earned an M.Sc. from the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science and a Ph.D. from Leiden Law School , where I delved into online advertising and real-time bidding. From 2021 to 2023, I expanded my horizons as a guest professor at Leiden University, sharing my insights on Explainable AI at the Leiden Centre of Data Science and contributing to the Leiden Legal Technologies Program .

Outside of work and academia, I'm passionate about cycling and open-water swimming. I've completed renowned cycling challenges like Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Marmotte Granfondo Alpes on two occasions. I also had the honor of chairing the organizing committee for the first-ever Dutch Student Championships 1/4-triathlon.

This page is updated regularly and contains an overview of my work divided into two sections: tiles with Highlights and a tabular overview of Publications & Other Work . For a quick preview or to get a taste of a cross-section of my work, I recommend looking at the tabs Popular and Media . The tab Popular contains links to, e.g., a mobile/web application, infographics, and recordings of interviews for television, radio, and podcasts. The tab Media contains links to quotes in magazines and newspapers.

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  • Publications & Other Work

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