Mireille van Eechoud is director of the Amsterdam Graduate School of Law and holds the faculty chair in Information Law, in particular in the field of access to information; she is a member of the Institute for Information Law's management team. She teaches in various courses of the LLM programme Informatierecht and coordinates the bachelor course Informatierecht. Among other roles, Van Eechoud is chair of the Dutch Minister of Justice's Advisory Committee on Copyright (Commissie Auteursrecht), and member of the Executive Committee of the ALAI ( Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale). In the past she chaired the University's Research Advisory Council ("UOC") and was member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).
Her research activities in the field of information law concern three key themes: the development of international and European intellectual property rights (especially copyright and database law), the emerging European norms on freedom of information, access to public sector information & open data, open science and private international law aspects of information law.
For more information on teaching and research, see the IVIR website.