Dr. Rob van Eijk

Dr. Rob van Eijk

Speaker 2020

Future of Privacy Forum

Dr. Rob van Eijk works at The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) as Managing Director for Europe. In this role, Eijk implements FPF’s agenda in Europe, oversee its day-to-day operations, and manage relationships with stakeholders in industry, government, academia, and civil society. Eijk is a technologist with an M.Sc. from Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science and a Ph.D. from Leiden Law School. He worked at the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) for nearly ten years and has since become an authority in the field of online privacy and data protection. He represented the Dutch DPA in (inter)national meetings and as a technical expert in court. He also represented the European Data Protection Authorities, assembled as the Article 29 Working Party, in the multi-stakeholder negotiations of the World Wide Web Consortium on Do Not Track.