Ben Zevenbergen

 Ben Zevenbergen

Ben is an OII DPhil student and Research Assistant working on the EU Internet Science project.


Tel: +44 (0)1865 612339


Ben Zevenbergen joined the Oxford Internet Institute to pursue a DPhil on the intersection of privacy law, technology, social science, and the Internet. He runs a side project that aims to establish ethics guidelines for Internet research, as well as working in multidisciplinary teams such as the EU funded Network of Excellence in Internet Science. He has worked on legal, political and policy aspects of the information society for several years. Most recently he was a policy advisor to an MEP in the European Parliament, working on Europe’s Digital Agenda. Previously Ben worked as an ICT/IP lawyer and policy consultant in the Netherlands. Bendert holds a degree in law, specialising in Information Law.

Research interests

Privacy, ethics, internet governance, copyright, net neutrality

Positions held at the OII

  • DPhil Student, October 2013 -
  • Research Assistant, September 2012 -


Current projects

  • Ethics in Networked Systems Research

    February 2015 -

    The Ethics in Networked Systems Research project exists to create an understanding of the social impact of high-tech Internet research and to facilitate a value-driven conversation between engineers and stakeholders.

Past projects




Working papers


Thesis title to be confirmed.