Dr Heleen Janssen is a researcher and affiliated lecturer at the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge (2018 – present) and holds a PhD in Law (Maastricht University, 2003). Her research focuses on centralised and decentralised infrastructure; she considers the potential of data management and computing infrastructures, and their legal, regulatory and policy implications. Her projects revolve around personal information management systems (aka personal data stores) and data intermediaries (e.g. data trusts, data cooperatives, data commons). She currently also holds an appointment at the University of Amsterdam, at the Institute for Information Law (IViR
). Heleen also has a longstanding background (2004 – 2018) as policy adviser and legislator in the Dutch Ministry of the Interior (constitutional law, human rights, emerging technologies).