Douwe Korff - Emeritus Professor of International Law


Douwe Korff is a Dutch comparative and international lawyer specialising in human rights and data protection. He is emeritus professor of international law at London Metropolitan University and visiting professor at the universities of Zagreb and Rijeka in Croatia; an Associate of the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford, a Visiting Fellow at Yale University (Information Society Project), and a Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Human Rights of the European University of Viadrina, Berlin.

For links to the “people” pages of these institutions, see below.

Douwe Korff has had a major role in many projects and written numerous publications on human- and digital rights issues for the Council of Europe, the European Union (Commission and Parliament), the UK Information Commissioner, the UN (ITU) and the Commonwealth He works very closely with civil society and digital rights groups including Privacy International, Statewatch, European Digital Rights (EDRi), the Foundation for Information Policy Research, etc., in warning against the risks to fundamental rights of new technologies, including “Big Data” datamining, “profiling” and algorithmic decision-making.

For overview of Douwe Korff’s expert activities and a list of his papers, submissions and publications, click here:

Expert Activities Page

Papers & Publications Page

He is one of two European data protection experts leading a just-started two-year EU-supported training programme in the GDPR for a range of Member States’ data protection authorities, under the aegis of the Italian DPA (“T4DATA”).


Associate, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the Global Cybersecurity Capacity Centre

Visiting Fellow, Yale University (Information Society Project)

Fellow of the Centre for Internet & Human Rights, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder and Berlin (scroll down the page)

Visiting Professor, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Faculty of Organization and Informatics, FOI) (university) (faculty)

Visiting Professor, University of Rijeka, Croatia (Faculty of Law, PRAVRI) (university) (faculty)


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Home address:

Wool Street House

Gog Magog Hills


Cambridge CB22 3AE

United Kingdom


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