Somayeh Djafari is researcher at TNO and external promovendus at Leiden University.

As an all-round legal researcher, Somayeh provides public and private parties with in-depth assistance involving complex legal issues in relation to innovative projects and developments driven by (new) technologies. She is known for her clear conceptual view in the implementation of innovative developments within public and private organisations.

With her thematic approach, Somayeh advises on subjects that will be relevant to public and private parties in the near future. Thus, Somayeh is currently busy with the dynamic between data-driven innovation and fundamental legal issues in the digital transformation and information management within the public sector.

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  • Djafari S. (2013), Court Efficiency gets major boost?, Nederlands Juristenblad (716).bijdrage in dag-/weekblad of tijdschrift



KNAW-discussiemiddag met Somayeh Djafari