Academic Work

Merel Koning is a researcher and PhD-Candidate at the Privacy & Identity Lab (PI.Lab). She is specialised in human rights law and technology. Her current research focus is on the purpose limitation principle and transnational private to public personal data transfers in the field of law enforcement for surveillance purposes. Mrs Koning holds an LLM degree from the University of Amsterdam. At the moment she works at the Digital Security Research Group of the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS) of the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In 2015 she was a Visiting Legal Scholar at Columbia Law School in New York. 

Mrs Koning is a lecturer of the courses Law in Cyberspace and Privacy Seminar in the TRU/e Master in Cyber Security and Law for Computer Scientists and Privacy and Identity in the bachelor Computing Science. She also provides thesis supervision to a selected number of students. 

Mrs Koning publishes  interdisciplinary  papers and articles on data protection, privacy, freedom of speech, cybercrime, online policing, public-private partnership, jurisdiction, privacy-enhancing technologies and identity management. She presented papers at international legal, STS and computer science conferences, including CPDP Brussels, HotPets Amsterdam, IDP Barcelona and 4S Annual Conference in San Diego.

For a selection of her publications, please see below:

Annotated database SDU EVRM Online, Article 8  ECHR, data protection.
Overview and discussion of data protection related case law from the ECtHR. DOWNLOAD PDF

European Human Right Cases EHRC 2017/79, Annotation to ECJ EU Tele2, C 203/15 and C-698/15.
Implications of judgment on interpretation of material scope of GDPR and CFREU in public-private partnerships in the field of criminal law enforcement and national security. DOWNLOAD PDF

European Human Right Cases EHRC 2016/1, Annotation to ECJ EU Maximillian Schrems vs Data Protection Commissioner, C-362/14.
Effect of judgment on data transfers within the EU common market and national bulk interception laws in relation to the essence of the right. DOWNLOAD PDF

Chapter: The Right to protection of Personal Data in the European and National Legal Orders in Five years after the coming into legal binding force of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, (ed. J Gerards e.o.). Alphen aan de Rijn: Wolters Kluwer 2015.
Exploration of the effects of the coming into force of the CFREU on the protection of personal data in the EU Member States. DOWNLOAD PDF

European Human Right Cases EHRC 2014/140, Annotation to ECJ EU Digital Rights Ireland, C-293/12 and C-594/12.
Implications of judgment on national data retention and the technology-driven interpretation of CFREU by CJEU.DOWNLOAD PDF

Strafblad 2012-3, pp. 195-203, Co-author: M. Hildebrandt, Universal jurisdiction to enforce in cyberspace?
Discussion of extraterritorial hacking by the police and universal jurisdiction from a international law and historical perspective. DOWNLOAD PDF

Computerrecht 1/2013, pp. 33-41, Public-private partnership in cyberspace – data collection.
Discussion of the Dutch criminal law and data protection framework for public-private data sharing in the pre-crime phase of criminal law enforcement. DOWNLOAD PDF

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Hotpets online proceedings 2014, Co-authors: P. Korenhof, G. Alpár and J-H. Hoepman, The ABCs of ABCs.
Interdisciplinary exploration of risks associated with the wider introduction of ABC in society. DOWNLOAD PDF

Privacy & Informatie 2012-2, pp. 46-52, From hacking to digital remote access in online policing.
Discussion of the Dutch criminal law and privacy framework for hacking by the police. DOWNLOAD PDF

Merel Koning is a researcher and PhD-Candidate at the Privacy & Identity Lab (PI.Lab). She is specialised in human rights law and technology. Her current research focus is on the purpose limitation principle and transnational private to public personal data transfers in the field of law enforcement for surveillance purposes. Mrs Koning holds an LLM degree from the University of Amsterdam. At the moment she works at the Digital Security Research Group of the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS) of the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In 2015 she was a Visiting Legal Scholar at Columbia Law School in New York. 

Mrs Koning is a lecturer of the courses Law in Cyberspace and Privacy Seminar in the TRU/e Master in Cyber Security and Law for Computer Scientists and Privacy and Identity in the bachelor Computing Science. She also provides thesis supervision to a selected number of students. 

Mrs Koning publishes  interdisciplinary  papers and articles on data protection, privacy, freedom of speech, cybercrime, online policing, public-private partnership, jurisdiction, privacy-enhancing technologies and identity management. She presented papers at international legal, STS and computer science conferences, including CPDP Brussels, HotPets Amsterdam, IDP Barcelona and 4S Annual Conference in San Diego.

For a selection of her publications, please see below:

Annotated database SDU EVRM Online, Article 8  ECHR, data protection.
Overview and discussion of data protection related case law from the ECtHR. DOWNLOAD PDF

European Human Right Cases EHRC 2017/79, Annotation to ECJ EU Tele2, C 203/15 and C-698/15.
Implications of judgment on interpretation of material scope of GDPR and CFREU in public-private partnerships in the field of criminal law enforcement and national security. DOWNLOAD PDF

European Human Right Cases EHRC 2016/1, Annotation to ECJ EU Maximillian Schrems vs Data Protection Commissioner, C-362/14.
Effect of judgment on data transfers within the EU common market and national bulk interception laws in relation to the essence of the right. DOWNLOAD PDF

Chapter: The Right to protection of Personal Data in the European and National Legal Orders in Five years after the coming into legal binding force of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU, (ed. J Gerards e.o.). Alphen aan de Rijn: Wolters Kluwer 2015.
Exploration of the effects of the coming into force of the CFREU on the protection of personal data in the EU Member States. DOWNLOAD PDF

European Human Right Cases EHRC 2014/140, Annotation to ECJ EU Digital Rights Ireland, C-293/12 and C-594/12.
Implications of judgment on national data retention and the technology-driven interpretation of CFREU by CJEU.DOWNLOAD PDF

Strafblad 2012-3, pp. 195-203, Co-author: M. Hildebrandt, Universal jurisdiction to enforce in cyberspace?
Discussion of extraterritorial hacking by the police and universal jurisdiction from a international law and historical perspective. DOWNLOAD PDF

Computerrecht 1/2013, pp. 33-41, Public-private partnership in cyberspace – data collection.
Discussion of the Dutch criminal law and data protection framework for public-private data sharing in the pre-crime phase of criminal law enforcement. DOWNLOAD PDF

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, Hotpets online proceedings 2014, Co-authors: P. Korenhof, G. Alpár and J-H. Hoepman, The ABCs of ABCs.
Interdisciplinary exploration of risks associated with the wider introduction of ABC in society. DOWNLOAD PDF

Privacy & Informatie 2012-2, pp. 46-52, From hacking to digital remote access in online policing.
Discussion of the Dutch criminal law and privacy framework for hacking by the police. DOWNLOAD PDF