Assistant Professor in Law & Technology
Sarah Eskens is an Assistant Professor in Law & Technology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she teaches and researches privacy and data protection law, freedom of expression, and media regulation with a focus on topics such as surveillance, disinformation, and personalization. She coordinates the master’s program in International Technology Law. Before Sarah started at the VU, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam (2020). Sarah holds an LLM in Information Law from the University of Amsterdam (2016) and she conducted her doctoral research on the topic of news personalization and the fundamental rights of news users at the same university (2016-2020). Next to her academic work, Sarah is a member of the Meijers Committee, the standing committee of experts in international immigration, refugee, and criminal law based in the Netherlands. For her studies and research, Sarah has lived in Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco, and Cambridge (UK). She has published in several international journals on topics ranging from mass surveillance, recommender systems, and artificial intelligence in the news media.