Bendert Zevenbergen joined the Oxford Internet Institute in 2012 to work on the EU Internet Science project. 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 Bendert worked as an ICT/IP lawyer and policy consultant in the Netherlands. Bendert holds a degree in law, specialising in Information Law.
internet governance, copyright, virtual communities, privacy
Positions held at the OII
- DPhil Student, October 2013 -
- Research Assistant, September 2012 -
May - August 2013
This project is developing concrete guidance with regards to privacy and data protection for researchers using Internet measurement tools for mobile phones in a usable and understandable format.
December 2012 - December 2013
This cross-national research project focuses on the operation and efficacy of age verification techniques as employed by the European online gambling industry, comparing this to practice in other industry sectors.
December 2011 - May 2015
EINS aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of Internet networks and their co-evolution with society.
- Nash, V., O'Connell, R., Zevenbergen, B., and Mishkin, A. (2014) Effective age verification techniques: Lessons to be learnt from the online gambling industry. Final Report.
- Zevenbergen, B., Brown,I., Wright, J., and Erdos, D. (2013) Ethical Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Connectivity Measurements. Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.
Thesis title to be confirmed.
Professor of Information Security and Privacy
12 August 2015 BBC News Technology
The City of London Police anti-piracy squad claims it has caused a steep fall in the number of advertisements appearing on copyright infringing sites. Ben Zevenbergen is quoted as saying the effect on website income may be negligible.
24 July 2014 Imperica
The weekly news digest of web-related matters of interest talked to Ben Zevenbergen about the ECJ 'right to be forgotten' ruling.
13 May 2014 BBC R2
Ben Zevenbergen comments on the Simon Mayo show on the ruling of the European Court of Justice that Google must take down contentious content about individuals if requested. (1:35:30 on the clock)
9 August 2013 BBC News Technology
On the 10th anniversary of The Pirate Bay file-sharing website, Ben Zevenbergen contributes to an examination of its legacy commenting on the cultural changes it brought about. It woke up the cultural world he says.
2 May 2013 Techdirt
OII Research Assistant, Ben Zevenbergen writes about proposed Communication Data Bill, also known as ‘Snooper’s Charter’. Among the expert commentators is Joss Wright.
Policy and Internet Blog on 15 Sep 2015 10:58AM
To maintain an open and working Internet, we need to make sense of how the complex and decentralised technical system operates. Research groups, governments, and companies have dedicated teams working on highly technical research and experimentation to [...]
Policy and Internet Blog on 12 Aug 2014 12:44PM
The control of information flows on the Internet is becoming more commonplace, in authoritarian regimes as well as in liberal democracies. Ben Zevenbergen and Jon Penney discuss their presentations at the (University of Toronto) Citizen Lab's summer [...]
Policy and Internet Blog on 7 Nov 2013 16:01PM
To make sense of today's increasingly complex Internet architecture, network researchers collect and share datasets of network measurements, from detailed individual-level traces to data aggregated on a regional level. The OII's Ben Zevenbergen discusses [...]