Jan-Jaap Oerlemans appointed to the Chair of Intelligence and Law

Jan-Jaap Oerlemans
Jan-Jaap Oerlemans.

On 1 February 2020, Dr. Jan-Jaap Oerlemans will start as Professor by Special Appointment at Utrecht University. Oerlemans will deal with legal issues in the field of intelligence and security.

In-depth legal knowledge relating to intelligence and security services is concentrated in a handful of parties within the government. Jan-Jaap Oerlemans works as a researcher at the Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services. The chair enables the transfer of this specialist knowledge and more research. In his research, Oerlemans mainly focuses on the digitisation of the work of the intelligence and security services. This includes questions such as: When will cyber security affect national security?', such as recently in the case of Citrix vulnerability. 

Investigating Cybercrime

Jan-Jaap Oerlemans (1985) obtained his doctorate at Leiden University in 2017 with the thesis 'Investigating Cybercrime'. In the past 10 years he has conducted and published research on cybercrime and digital detection. In 2019 the book 'Strafrecht & ICT' (Criminal Law & ICT) appeared (together with Bert-Jaap Koops). He also worked on the series 'Text & Comment' on the Intelligence and Security Services Act 2017. Oerlemans is an editor of Computer Law magazine and a member of the expert group of the Cybercrime Knowledge Centre of the Court of Appeal in The Hague. His research lies at the intersection of criminal law, state law, IT law and privacy law. 

Jan-Jaap Oerlemans is an professor at the Montaigne Centre for the Rule of Law and Administration of Justice and the criminal law department of the Faculty of Law, Economics, Governance and Organisation of Utrecht University.