Merel Koning is a PhD-Candidate at the Privacy & Identity Lab (PI.Lab). She is specialized in human rights law and technology. Her research focus is on transnational private to public personal data transfers in the field of law enforcement for surveillance purposes.


Merel has a legal background but currently works at the Digital Security Research Group of the Institute of Computing and Information Sciences (ICIS) of the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. In 2015 she was a Visiting Legal Scholar at Columbia Law School in New York.



Personal website: https://merelkoning.nl/



Purpose Limitation in the PI.Lab Staff Booklet 2015

The ABCs of ABCs – An Analysis of Attribute-Based Credentials in the Light of DataProtection, Privacy and Identity – Hotpets & IDP

Noot bij Maximillian Schrems tegen Data Protection Commissioner EHRC

Hoofdstuk: ‘Het recht op bescherming van persoonsgegevens in de Europese en nationale rechtsorde na Lissabon’ in ‘Vijf jaar bindend EU-grondrechtenhandvest’ (red. J Gerards e.a.)

Noot bij Digital Rights Ireland Ltd tegen Ierland EHRC 2014/140

Publiek private samenwerking in cyberspace – de gegevensvergaring Computerrecht 1/2013

Universele handhavingsjurisdictie in cyberspace? Strafblad 2012-3

Van teugelloos ‘terughacken’ naar ‘digitale toegang op afstand’ P&I 2012-2

Hacken als opsoringsmethode, Master thesis 2011










Merel is involved in the organisation and teaching the courses Law in Cyberspace in the TRU/e Master in Cyber Security and Recht voor Informatici in the bachelor Informatica.