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prof. mr. Arno R. Lodder


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    Arno R. Lodder is a professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Department Transnational Legal Studies, Centre for Law and Internet), and Of Counsel at SOLV lawyers. In his research and lecturing he focuses on topics related to law and internet, such as liability, contracting, security, privacy, freedom of speech, cybercrime; and phenomena related to big data, social media, cyberwar, internet of things, smart devices and apps.

    He has published over 30 (co-)edited and (co-)authored books, such as DiaLaw on Legal Justification and Dialogical Models of Argumentation (1999), e-Directives, Guide To European Union Law On E-commerce (2002), Information Technology and Lawyers. Advanced Technology in the Legal Domain (2006), Enhanced Dispute Resolution Through the Use of Information Technology (2010), Cyberlaw in the Netherlands (2016), and EU Regulation of E-commerce (2017).


    Finshed Ph.Ds

    1. Jan Peter Bergfeld (2003, &Kaspersen), Validatie en bijstandswet. Van papier tijger naar elektronische waakhond, defense VU 10 June
    2. Stephanie Bol (2007, &Kaspersen), Mediation en Internet. Analyse van juridische regels en noodzakelijke waarborgen voor e-mediation, defense VU 5 November
    3. Rob van den Hoven van Genderen (2016, &Oskamp), Privacy Limitation Clauses: Trojan Horses under the Disguise of Democracy. On the Reduction of Privacy by National Authorities in Cases of National Security and Justice Matters, defense VU 10 June
    4. Lianne Boer (2017, &Werner), International Law as we Know it. Cyberwar Discourse and the Construction of Knowledge in International Legal Scholarship, defense VU 3 April
    5. Daniel Dimov (2017, &Van den Herik), Crowdsourced Online Dispute Resolution, Defense Leiden 27 June
    6. Mariette Lokin (2018, &Van Ommeren), Wendbaar wetgeven. De wetgever als systeembeheerder, defense VU 31 October
    7. Tijmen Wisman (2019, &Murray/Van der Linden), The Quest for the Effective Protection of the Right to Privacy: On the Policy and Rulemaking on Mandatory Internet of Things systems in the European Uniondefense VU 23 January
    8. Batu Kinikoglu (2020, &Neppelenbroek), Copyright on Virtual Items in Virtual Worlds:Governance, Copyrightability, Infringement, Liability. defense VU 2 July

    Ph.D Committees

    He served in the Netherlands and Australia (University of Western Sydney, University of Ballarat), Ireland (University of Cork), Israel (Universtiy of Tel Aviv), Italy (University of Bologna), Norway (University of Oslo), Portugal  (University of Evora), and UK (University of Liverpool).

    Current PhDs

    1. Magdalena Jozwiak (&Davies), Privacy and Freedom of Speech
    2. Jeffrey Bholasing (&Wisman), Privacy and big data
    3. Joeri Toet (&Gordon/Van der Linden), Cybersecurity
    4. Anthony Ikefuma (&Gijrath), Comparative Regulatory Impact Assessment of Broadband Infrastructure Sharing in the EU and US
    5. Tom Korman (&Zysman),EU and US policy comparison: Managing adverse effects of artificial intelligence on employment
    6. Peter Olsthoorn (&Zwenne/Van der Linden), Privacy en het zelfbeschikkingsrecht
    7. Diana Pérez Arreola (&Milan/De Hingh), Cybersecurity versus right to privacy and freedom of speech in México
    8. Hans Koning (&Van der Linden) -  Blockchain, or Governance of Nascent Technologies 
    9. David Meszaros (&Van der Linden) -  Blockchain, or Regulation of Nascent Technologies
    10. Ioana Bratu (&Van der Linden) - Governance and Liability of Artificial Intelligence
    11. Sergey Kasatkin (&Van der Linden) - Initial coin offerings
    12.  Maud van Erp (&Van Schoonhoven) - Privacy and higher professional education
    13. Sam Rezai (&Schaub) - Disclosures in e-commerce US/EU
    14. Anne de Hingh (&Cornelisse) - Internet law: past, present and future




    He is involved in the Dutch legal master Internet, IP and ICT (2011-), the English Bachelor Minor Technology, Law, and Ethics (2017-), and the English legal master International Technology Law (2018-). His internet law group offers about 15 courses in Dutch/English on legal (and ethical) aspects of i.a. blockchain (master course as of 2018/19), robots and artificial intelligence (bachelor course as of 2017/18, master 2018/19), e-commerce, data protection, copyright, and cybercrime. As supervisor he was involved with over 100 master theses. With the data protection specialist Thomas van Essen (SOLV academy) he offers a succesful three day GDPR training.

    • Bachelor: Governance and Regulation of Emerging Technologies, Internet Governance, Robot Law and AI, Data analytics and Privacy
    • Master: Actualiteiten internetrecht, E-commerce Law, Blockchain and other disruptive business-tech challenges to the law, Law and Ethics of Robots and AI,  Privacy en security, Cybercrime
    • Postinitieel: GDPR, Elektronisch contracteren, Internetrecht

    Ancillary activities

    • SOLV advocaten | Amsterdam | Of Counsel | 2014-11-01 - present
    • International Review of Law, Computers & Technology | London | editorial board | 2014-11-03 - present
    • International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution | The Hague | editorial board | 2017-08-01 - present
    • Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht | Deventer | Redactie | 2020-09-19 - present

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