Rob Van Eijk


Leiden University Dual PhD Centre The Hague

Technologist and Ph.D. Candidate

Rob van Eijk is a PhD candidate at Leiden University Dual PhD Centre, The Hague. He holds an MSc from Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science at Leiden University, and a BSc in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University of Applied Sciences. Van Eijk joined the Dutch Data Protection Authority in April 2010, where he works as a technologist. Previously, he conducted IT forensics and fraud investigations as a contractor. He represents the Dutch DPA in national and international meetings such as the Technology Subgroup of the Article 29 Working Party and the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (IWGDPT). He represents the Article 29 Working Party in the ongoing debate on Do Not Track in the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group.

Van Eijk has been assessed by APMG International as an approved PRINCE2 trainer, and by the IPMA as Certified Project Manager. In November 2010 he was a visiting lecturer in agile project management at the software school of Xiamen University, and he contributed to the China Holland Educational Competence and Knowledge Center on IT (CHECK-IT).

His research interests include customer lifetime value, management of privacy risks, graph mining and network data analytics.