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

email: bendert.zevenbergen@oii.ox.ac.uk

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 –

Supervisors at the OII


Latest blog posts

Current projects

  • Ethics in Networked Systems Research

    Participants: Ben Zevenbergen

    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

  • Ethical Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Connectivity Measurements

    Participants: Professor Ian Brown, Dr Joss Wright, Ben Zevenbergen, Dr David Erdos

    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.

  • Effective Age Verification Techniques: Lessons to be Learnt from the Online Gambling Industry

    Participants: Dr Victoria Nash, Ben Zevenbergen, Dr Rachel O'Connell

    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.

  • EINS: Network of Excellence in Internet Science

    Participants: Dr Anne-Marie Oostveen, Professor Ian Brown, Dr Cristobal Cobo, Dr Monica Bulger, Ben Zevenbergen

    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.