10 December 2020

Meet the Author Series: Web Privacy Measurement and the Power of online tracking technologies (Dr Rob Van Eijk)

This is the first lunchtime debate in the series which will be held online.

The debate will challenge the findings of Dr Rob Van Eijk on Web Privacy Measurement and Real Rime Bidding in his dissertation at the University of Leiden (2019).

The author is an expert on tracking cookies and similar tracking techniques which are nowadays omnipresent on the internet. In fact, many popular online services are made possible due to online advertisements. When you are about to book a last-minute holiday online, you may experience that your purchase intention follows you on other websites.

The debate will take place as part of the Meet The Author Series, which aims to give authors of recent books and articles on privacy-related issues the opportunity to present their works before a critical audience composed by academics, private sector practitioners, policymakers, fundamental rights advocates, European officials and so on.

Two experts will be invited to give their review, which is followed by a reaction of the author. We end with a Q&A with the public on crucial questions.


  • Hielke Hijmans (Belgian DPA), chair
  • Rob Van Eijk (FPF), author
  • Ine Van Zeeland (imec-SMIT-VUB), discussant

  • Rosa Barcelo (SQUIRE PB), discussant


Time: 12:30 - 14:00


12.30-12.45 welcome by the Chair (Dr Hielke Hijmans) and introduction by the author

12.45-13.15 critical remarks by discussants

13.15-13.30 reaction of the author

13.30-14.00 Q&A and wrap up

Venue: online. The platform, together with the link to attend the event, will be communicated to the registered participants in due course.

Registration: The event is free to attend but registration is required. Should you face any difficulties with the registration form, please send an e-mail to info@brusselsprivacyhub.eu

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