Bio

Merel Koning is the senior policy officer on human rights and technology at Amnesty International in the Netherlands. Prior to this position, she was an academic researcher and consultant in the field of data protection, human rights law and technology. She is a trained speaker for media, businesses and (non)governmental organisations. Merel has in-depth knowledge of highly complex technological and legal concepts. She can translate highbrow knowledge into accessible language for a broad audience. Merel has a keen interest in building interdisciplinary alliances that advance data protection and human rights. She has collaborated with lawyers, social justice movements, businesses and academia.



Merel Koning is the senior policy officer on human rights and technology at Amnesty International in the Netherlands. Prior to this position, she was an academic researcher and consultant in the field of data protection, human rights law and technology. She is a trained speaker for media, businesses and (non)governmental organisations. Merel has in-depth knowledge of highly complex technological and legal concepts. She can translate highbrow knowledge into accessible language for a broad audience. Merel has a keen interest in building interdisciplinary alliances that advance data protection and human rights. She has collaborated with lawyers, social justice movements, businesses and academia.