The Privacy & Identity Lab (aka the PI.lab) was founded on November 11, 2011 as a collaboration between Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN), Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) and TNO. Aim of this collaboration was to found a multidisciplinary, national and international centre of expertise for research and innovation in the area of digital privacy and identity. SIDN provides financial support for this initiative for a period of four years, i.e. until the end of 2015.



Scientific Director


Business Director

Managing board

Bart van der Sloot is assistent professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (Tilburg University).



Marc van Lieshout is senior researcher at TNO,

unit Strategic Analysis & Policy.



Governing board

Board member

Bart Jacobs is full professor of Software Security and Correctness Digital Security (DS) Group, Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Board member

Henk-Jan Vink is managing director of the Unit ICT at TNO.

Principal scientist


Ronald Leenes is full professor in regulation by technology at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (Tilburg University).

Jaap-Henk Hoepman is associate professor at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences, Radboud University, The Netherlands