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Prof. dr. N. (Natali) Helberger

Distinguished University Professor Law & Digital Technology, with a special focus on AI
Executive Staff
Photographer: Jeroen Oerlemans

Visiting address
  • Spui 21
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  • Ancillary activities

    Institutional functions

    2021 – present       Co-founder of the AI, Media & Democracy Lab    

    2019 – present       Principal Investigator Research Priority Area Human(e) AI

    2017 – present       Member of the Permanent Committee for the Appointment of Professors at the Law Faculty, UvA

    2016 – present       Member of the UvA Ethics Committee

    2015 – present       Principal Investigator Research Priority Area Information and Communication in the DataSociety (ICDS)

    2015 – 2021            Co-founder, member and since 2017 Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Law, UvA

    2013 – present       Member of the board of directors of the Institute for Information Law (IViR), UvA

    2013 – 2019            Replacement member of the Scientific Committee UvA (UOC)

    2011 – 2016            Member of the Scientific Committee of the Faculty of Law, UvA (commissioned to guard over and improve quality of legal research at the Faculty of Law)

    Commissions of Trust

    2020 – present       Elected chair of the Council of Europe Expert Committee on AI and Freedom of Expression (MSI-DIG)

    2020 – present       Member of the Advisory Board of the TNO AI Research Program

    2018 – present       Member of the Advisory Board of the Reuters Institute for Journalism, Oxford

    2018 - present        Member of the editorial board of Journalism Policy

    2018 – 2020            Elected member of the Council of Europe Expert Committee on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Artificial Intelligence (MS-AUT)

    2018 – 2019            Member of the Assessment Committee of the Dutch Public Broadcaster

    2017 – present       Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Regulatory Authority for the Media Berlin-Brandenburg (MaBB Lab)

    2014 – present       Member of the editorial board of Internet Policy Review

    2013 – 2016            Member of the Connect Advisory High Level Expert Group (CAF), European Commission

    2013 – 2016            Member of the High Level Expert Group on the Internet of Things, European Commission

    2013 – 2016            Member of the Cloud Computing Contracts Expert Group, European Commission

    Membership of scientific societies

    2021 – present       Member of the board of directors of the Digital Services Act Observatory

    2021 - present        Voorzitter Begeleidingscommissie Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en DocumentatieCentrum - over de invloed van technische ontwikkelingen op het begrip persoonsgegevens in relatie tot de AVG

    2021 – present       Chair of the KNAW Expert Committee on the impact of the pandemic on science, scientists and trust in science

    2021 – present       Member of the ELSA Labs Steering Committee

    2020 – present       Member of the VSNU AI Kennistafel

    2020 – present       Member of the Nederlandse AI Coalitie (NL AIC)

    2020 – present       Co-Founder of the Culture & Media Working Group of the Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC)

    2020 – present       Member of the Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad (SWR)

    2020                         Member of the expert committee at BEUC

    2019 – present       Elected member of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)

    2019 – present       Elected member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW)

    2019                         Member AI expert group NWO to develop NWO AI Research Agenda

    2018 – present       Member of the Scientific Committee of the Swiss Science Foundation Program  NRP 77 "Digital transformation"

    2018 – 2020            Associate of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Amsterdam

    2017 – present       Elected representative of the Citizen & Democracy line in the VSNU Digital Agenda, and representative of the UvA

    2016 – present       Member Curatorium of the Endowed Gender Chair Data Science at the UvA

    2014 – present       Member of the International Communication Association (ICA)

    2014 – present       Steering Committee Member of the NWA Big Data route, VW Data

    2014 – present       Member of the RDS – Responsible Research in Data Science network

    2014 – present       Member of the Scientific Committee of the Florence School of Regulation

    2014 – 2017            Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Media Ombudsman

    2010 – present       Dutch network of woman professors (LNVH)

    2010 – present       European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

    2000 – present       Dutch Society for Media and Communication Law (VMC)

  • Publications

    2022

    • Helberger, N., Sax, M., Strycharz, J., & Micklitz, H-W. (2022). Choice Architectures in the Digital Economy: Towards a New Understanding of Digital Vulnerability. Journal of Consumer Policy, 45(2), 175-200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10603-021-09500-5 [details]
    • Zarouali, B., Strycharz, J., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. (2022). Exploring people’s perceptions and support of data-driven technology in times of COVID-19: the role of trust, risk, and privacy concerns. Behaviour and Information Technology. https://doi.org/10.1080/0144929X.2021.2022208

    2021

    • Bastian, M. B., Helberger, N., & Makhortykh, M. (2021). Safeguarding the Journalistic DNA: Attitudes towards the Role of Professional Values in Algorithmic News Recommender Designs. Digital Journalism, 9(6), 835-863. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2021.1912622
    • Bernstein, A., de Vreese, C., Helberger, N., Schulz, W., Zweig, K., Baden, C., Beam, M. A., Hauer, M. P., Heitz, L., Jürgens, P., Katzenbach, C., Kille, B., Klimkiewicz, B., Loosen, W., Moeller, J., Radanovic, G., Shani, G., Tintarev, N., Tolmeijer, S., ... Zueger, T. (2021). Diversity in news recommendation: Manifesto from Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 19482. Dagstuhl Manifestos, 9(1), 43-61. https://doi.org/10.4230/DagMan.9.1.43 [details]
    • Dobber, T., Metoui, N., Trilling, D., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. (2021). Do (microtargeted) deepfakes have real effects on political attitudes? International Journal of Press/Politics, 26(1), 69-91. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940161220944364 [details]
    • Helberger, N., & Zarouali, B. (2021). 'Voetbal Hoort niet bij Robots': Attitudes Regarding the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Refereeing. In M. Senftleben, J. Poort, M. van Eechoud, S. van Gompel, & N. Helberger (Eds.), Intellectual Property and Sports: Essays in Honour of P. Bernt Hugenholtz (pp. 395-409). (Information Law Series; No. 46). Wolters Kluwer.
    • Helberger, N., Dobber, T., & de Vreese, C. (2021). Towards Unfair Political Practices Law: Learning lessons from the regulation of unfair commercial practices for online political advertising. Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law, 12(3), 273-296. https://www.jipitec.eu/issues/jipitec-12-3-2021/5338 [details]
    • Leerssen, P. J., Dobber, T., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2021). News from the ad archive: how journalists use the Facebook Ad Library to hold online advertising accountable. Information, Communication & Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.2009002
    • Makhortykh, M., de Vreese, C., Helberger, N., Harambam, J., & Bountouridis, D. (2021). We are what we click: Understanding time and content-based habits of online news readers. New Media & Society, 23(9), 2773-2800. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820933221 [details]
    • Reuver, M., Mattis, N., Sax, M., Verberne, S., Tintarev, N., Helberger, N., Moeller, J., Vrijenhoek, S., Fokkens, A., & van Atteveldt, W. (2021). Are we human, or are we users? The role of natural language processing in human-centric news recommenders that nudge users to diverse content. In A. Field, S. Prabhumoye, M. Sap, Z. Jin, J. Zhao, & C. Brockett (Eds.), The 1st Workshop on NLP for Positive Impact: NLP4PosImpact 2021 : proceedings of the workshop : August 5, 2021, Bangkok, Thailand (online) (pp. 47-59). The Association for Computational Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.18653/v1/2021.nlp4posimpact-1.6 [details]
    • Senftleben, M. R. F., Poort, J. P., van Eechoud, M. M. M., van Gompel, S. J., & Helberger, N. (2021). Introduction: An Information Law Approach to Intellectual Property and Sports. In M. Senftleben, J. Poort, M. van Eechoud, S. van Gompel, & N. Helberger (Eds.), Intellectual Property and Sports: Essays in Honour of P. Bernt Hugenholtz (pp. 3-11). (Information Law Series; No. 46). Wolters Kluwer.
    • Senftleben, M., Poort, J., van Eechoud, M., van Gompel, S., & Helberger, N. (Eds.) (2021). Intellectual Property and Sports: Essays in Honour of P. Bernt Hugenholtz. (Information Law Series; Vol. 46). Wolters Kluwer.
    • Strycharz, J., Smit, E., Helberger, N., & van Noort, G. (2021). No to cookies: Empowering impact of technical and legal knowledge on rejecting tracking cookies. Computers in Human Behavior, 120, [106750]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.106750 [details]
    • Vrijenhoek, S., Kaya, M., Metoui, N., Möller, J., Odijk, D., & Helberger, N. (2021). Recommenders with a Mission: Assessing Diversity in News Recommendations. In CHIIR '21: proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval : March 14-19, 2021, Canberra, Australia (pp. 173-183). The Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3406522.3446019 [details]
    • Zarouali, B., Brosius, A., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2021). WhatsApp marketing: A study on WhatsApp brand communication and the role of trust in self-disclosure. International Journal of Communication, 15, 252-276. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/15365/3318 [details]
    • Zarouali, B., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2021). Investigating algorithmic misconceptions in a media context: Source of a new digital divide? Media and Communication, 9, 134-144. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v9i4.4090
    • Ó Fathaigh, R., Helberger, N., & Appelman, N. (2021). The perils of legally defining disinformation. Internet Policy Review, 10(4). https://doi.org/10.14763/2021.4.1584 [details]

    2020

    2019

    2018

    • Boerman, S. C., Helberger, N., van Noort, G., & Hoofnagle, C. J. (2018). Sponsored blog content: What do the regulations say? And what do bloggers say? Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law, 9(2), 146-159. https://www.jipitec.eu/issues/jipitec-9-2-2018/4730 [details]
    • Bol, N., Dienlin, T., Kruikemeier, S., Sax, M., Boerman, S. C., Strycharz, J., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). Understanding the effects of personalization as a privacy calculus: Analyzing self-disclosure across health, news, and commerce contexts. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 23(6), 370-388. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcmc/zmy020 [details]
    • Bol, N., Helberger, N., & Weert, J. C. M. (2018). Differences in mobile health app use: A source of new digital inequalities? The Information Society, 34(3), 183-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2018.1438550 [details]
    • Harambam, J., Helberger, N., & van Hoboken, J. (2018). Democratizing algorithmic news recommenders: how to materialize voice in a technologically saturated media ecosystem. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 376(2133), [20180088]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2018.0088 [details]
    • Helberger, N. (2018). Challenging Diversity - Social Media Platforms and a New Conception of Media Diversity. In M. Moore, & D. Tambini (Eds.), Digital Dominance: The Power of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple (pp. 153-175). Oxford University Press. [details]
    • Helberger, N., & Wojcieszak, M. (2018). Exposure Diversity. In P. M. Napoli (Ed.), Mediated Communication (pp. 535-560). (Handbooks of Communication Science; Vol. 7). De Gruyter Mouton. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110481129-029 [details]
    • Helberger, N., Karpinnen, K., & D'Acunto, L. (2018). Exposure diversity as a design principle for recommender systems. Information, Communication & Society, 21(2), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1271900 [details]
    • Helberger, N., Pierson, J., & Poell, T. (2018). Governing online platforms: From contested to cooperative responsibility. The Information Society, 34(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/01972243.2017.1391913 [details]
    • Möller, J., Trilling, D., Helberger, N., & van Es, B. (2018). Do not blame it on the algorithm: An empirical assessment of multiple recommender systems and their impact on content diversity. Information Communication and Society, 21(7), 959-977. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2018.1444076 [details]
    • Sax, M., Helberger, N., & Bol, N. (2018). Health as a Means Towards Profitable Ends: mHealth Apps, User Autonomy, and Unfair Commercial Practices. Journal of Consumer Policy, 41(2), 103-134. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10603-018-9374-3 [details]

    2017

    2016

    2015

    • Helberger, N. (2015). Media pluralism policies from the user perspective. In P. Valcke, M. Sükösd, & R. G. Picard (Eds.), Media pluralism and diversity: concepts, risks and global trends (pp. 325-340). (Palgrave global media policy and business series). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137304308_20 [details]
    • Helberger, N. (2015). Merely facilitating or actively stimulating diverse media choices? Public service media at the crossroad. International Journal of Communication : IJoC, 9, 1324-1340. http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2875 [details]

    2013

    2012

    2011

    2010

    2009

    • van Eechoud, M., Hugenholtz, P. B., van Gompel, S., Guibault, L., & Helberger, N. (2009). Harmonizing European copyright law: the challenges of better lawmaking. (Information law series; No. 19). Kluwer Law International. [details]

    2022

    • Appelman, N., van Duin, J., Fahy, R., van Hoboken, J., Helberger, N., & Zarouali, B. (Accepted/In press). Access to Digital Justice: In Search of an Effective Remedy for Removing Unlawful Online Content. In X. Kramer, J. Hoevenaars, B. Kas, & E. Themeli (Eds.), Frontiers in Civil Justice: Privatisation, Monetisation and Digitisation Edward Elgar.
    • van Drunen, M. Z., Groen-Reijman, E., Dobber, T., Noroozian, A., Leerssen, P. J., Helberger, N., de Vreese, C. H., & Votta, F. A. (2022). Transparency and (no) more in the Political Advertising Regulation. Internet Policy Review. https://policyreview.info/articles/news/transparency-and-no-more-political-advertising-regulation/1616

    2021

    • Helberger, N., Eskens, S., Strycharz, J., Bouchè, G., van Hoboken, J., van Mil, J., Toh, J., Appelman, N., van Apeldoorn, J., van Eechoud, M., van Doorn, N., Sax, M., & de Vreese, C. (2021). Conditions for technological solutions in a COVID-19 exit strategy, with particular focus on the legal and societal conditions: report for ZonMw. IViR, University of Amsterdam. https://www.ivir.nl/publicaties/download/covid-report.pdf [details]
    • Helberger, N., Lynskey, O., Micklitz, H-W., Rott, P., Sax, M., & Strycharz, J. (2021). EU Consumer Protection 2.0: Structural Asymmetries in Digital Consumer Markets, A joint report from research conducted under the EUCP2.0 project. BEUC (The European Consumer Organisation). https://www.beuc.eu/beuc-network/projects [details]

    2020

    2019

    2018

    • Araujo, T., de Vreese, C., Helberger, N., Kruikemeier, S., van Weert, J., Bol, N., Oberski, D., Pechenizkiy, M., Schaap, G., & Taylor, L. (2018). Automated Decision-Making Fairness in an AI-driven World: Public Perceptions, Hopes and Concerns. Digital Communication Methods Lab. http://www.digicomlab.eu/reports/2018_adm_by_ai/ [details]

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2013

    • Helberger, N. (2013). HvJ EU (zaaknr. C-128/11: zaaknr. C-128/11: ‘Verkauft ist verkauft; wiederholen ist gestohlen’: reflecties op de UsedSoft-uitspraak van het Europese Hof). Case note on: HvJ EU, 3/07/12 Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht & Handelspraktijken, 2013(2), 87-95. [details]
    • Helberger, N. (2013). Tim Torsten Schwithal: Vielfaltssicherung im öffentlichen Rundfunk in Deutschland und in den Niederlanden [Review of: T.T. Schwithal (2012) Vielfaltssicherung im öffentlichen Rundfunk in Deutschland und in den Niederlanden]. Medien- & Kommunikationswissenschaft, 61(4), 615-617. https://doi.org/10.5771/1615-634x-2013-4-615 [details]
    • Helberger, N., Guibault, L., Loos, M., Mak, C., Pessers, L., & van der Sloot, B. (2013). Digital consumers and the law: towards a cohesive European framework. (Information law series; No. 28). Kluwer Law International. [details]
    • Verite, L., & Helberger, N. (2013). EU Cloud Computing Expert Group: Discussion Paper Pre-Contractual Information Requirements and Cloud Services. European Commission. http://ec.europa.eu/justice/contract/files/expert_groups/discussion_paper_pci_en.pdf [details]

    2012

    • Esmeijer, J., Nieuwenhuis, O., Mijs, C., Versloot, C., Helberger, N., van der Sloot, B., & McGonagle, T. (2012). Making user created news work. (TNO report; No. 2012 R11277). TNO. http://www.ivir.nl/publicaties/download/1090 [details]
    • Helberger, N., & Mak, C. (2012). Towards identifying safe and fair contract terms and conditions for consumers and small firms using cloud computing services: an agenda. Publications Office of the European Union. [details]

    2011

    • Ancion, P., Blokhuis, F., Doorman, L., van Eijk, N., Evelein, K., Helberger, N., Kabel, J., Kramer, A., Kroon, L., Ribbert, R., & van der Straaten, R. (2011). Mediadiensten op aanvraag en audiovisuele commerciële communicatie: eerste rapport van de Studiegroep Audiovisuele Commerciële Communicatie van de Vereniging voor Reclamerecht. Vereniging voor Reclamerecht. [details]
    • Kool, L., van der Plas, A., van Eijk, N., Helberger, N., & van der Sloot, B. (2011). A bite too big: dilemma's bij de implementatie van de Cookiewet in Nederland. TNO innovation for life [etc.]. http://www.ivir.nl/publicaties/vaneijk/A_bite_too_big.pdf [details]
    • Loos, M. B. M., Helberger, N., Guibault, L., Mak, C., Pessers, L., Cseres, K. J., van der Sloot, B., & Tigner, R. (2011). Analysis of the applicable legal frameworks and suggestions for the contours of a model system of consumer protection in relation to digital content contracts. - Final report: Comparative analysis, law & economics analysis, assessment and development of recommendations for possible future rules on digital content contracts. (Digital content contracts for consumers). University of Amsterdam, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law [etc.]. [details]

    2010

    • Laine, J., Rochfeld, J., Brunaux, G., Tigner, R., Rott, P., Csehi, Z., Amato, C., Perfumi, C., Loos, M. B. M., Mak, C., Helberger, N., Guibault, L., van der Sloot, B., Pessers, L., Kadouch, A., Baidoo, D., Lunde, T., Zoll, F., Luzak, J. A., ... Braucher, J. (2010). Comparative analysis of the applicable legal frameworks and suggestions for the contours of a model system of consumer protection in relation to digital content services. - Report 1: Country reports. (Digital content services for consumers). University of Amsterdam, Centre for the Study of European Contract Law; Institute for Information Law. [details]

    2009

    2008

    • Helberger, N. (2008). "Access denied": how some e-commerce businesses re-errect national borders for online consumers, and what European law has to say about this. Revue européenne de droit de la consommation, 2007/08(4), 472-506. [details]
    • Helberger, N. (2008). Access to technical facilities in digital broadcasting. In E. Castendyk, E. J. Dommering, & A. Scheuer (Eds.), European Media Law (pp. 1129-1150). Kluwer Law International. [details]
    • Helberger, N. (2008). From eyeball to creator: toying with audience empowerment in the Audiovisual Media Service Directive. Entertainment Law Review, 19(9), 128-137. [details]
    • Helberger, N. (2008). Making place for the iConsumer in consumer law. Journal of Consumer Policy, 31(4), 385-391. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10603-008-9085-2 [details]
    • Helberger, N. (2008). The Media-Literate Viewer. In N. A. N. M. Van Eijk, & P. B. Hugenholtz (Eds.), Dommering-bundel: Opstellen over informatierecht aangeboden aan prof. mr. E.J. Dommering (pp. 135-148). Otto Cramwinckel. [details]
    • Helberger, N., & van Hoboken, J. (2008). Looking ahead: future issues when reflecting on the place of the iConsumer in consumer law and copyright law. Journal of Consumer Policy, 31(4), 489-496. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10603-008-9083-4 [details]
    • Helberger, N., Dufft, N., van Gompel, S., & Hugenholtz, B. (2008). Never forever: why extending the term of protection for sound recordings is a bad idea. European Intellectual Property Review, 5, 174-181. [details]
    • Le Borgne-Bachschmidt, F., Girieud, S., Leiba, M., de Munck, S., Limonard, S., Poel, M., Kool, L., Helberger, N., Guibault, L., Janssen, E., van Eijk, N., Angelopoulos, C., van Hoboken, J., & Swart, E. (2008). User-created content: supporting a participative information society: final report. IDATE [etc.]. http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/docs/studies/ucc-final_report.pdf [details]

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    2015

    • Helberger, N. (2015). Media, users and algorithms: towards a new balance. (Oratiereeks; No. 550). Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]

    2014

    2020

    • Dobber, T., Metoui, N., Trilling, D., Helberger, N., & Vreese, C. D. (2020). Constructing a deepfake to measure its effects on political attitude. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Dobber, T., Metoui, N., Trilling, D., Helberger, N., & Vreese, C. D. (2020). Deepfakes, real effects on political behavior?. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020.
    • Loecherbach, F., Moeller, J., Trilling, D., van Atteveldt, W., & Helberger, N. (2020). Perceived control and satisfaction in news recommender systems. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020.
    • Loecherbach, F., Moeller, J., Trilling, D., van Atteveldt, W., & Helberger, N. (2020). Perceived control and satisfaction in news recommender systems. Poster session presented at International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Helberger, N., & Smit, E. (2020). Empowerment through technical and legal knowledge to reject tracking cookies. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Helberger, N., & Smit, E. (2020). Empowerment through technical and legal knowledge to reject tracking cookies. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia.

    2019

    • Araujo, T. B., Helberger, N., Kruikemeier, S., & de Vreese, C. H. (2019). In AI we trust? Usefulness, fairness, and risk perceptions about automated decision-making by artificial intelligence within media, justice, and health. Abstract from International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, United States.
    • Helberger, N., Eskens, S. J., van Drunen, M. Z., Bastian, M. B., & Möller, J. E. (2019). Implications of AI-driven tools in the media for freedom of expression. Paper presented at Artificial intelligence – Intelligent politics: Challenges and opportunities for media and democracy, Nicosia, Cyprus.
    • Strycharz, J., Bol, N., & Helberger, N. (2019). Branded content on social media:Combining tracking and survey data to understand who gets targeted with what. Poster session presented at International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, United States.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Helberger, N., & Smit, E. G. (2019). Application of protection motivation theory to opting-out from personalised advertising. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Nijmegen.

    2018

    • Bodó, B., Helberger, N., & Eskens, S. J. (2018). Not All Users Are Created Equal: Algorithmic Agents for Diversity Fans and Diversity Avoiders. Paper presented at 68th International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Bol, N., Dienlin, T., Kruikemeier, S., Sax, M., Boerman, S. C., Strycharz, J., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). Understanding the effects of personalization as a privacy calculus: Analyzing self-disclosure across health, news, and commerce contexts. Paper presented at International Communication Association, Prague 2018.
    • Bol, N., Dienlin, T., Kruikemeier, S., Sax, M., Boerman, S. C., Strycharz, J., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). Using privacy calculus theory to understand the effects of personalization: Analyzing self-disclosure across health, news, and commerce contexts. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Gent, Belgium.
    • Dienlin, T., Bol, N., Kruikemeier, S., Sax, M., Boerman, S. C., Strycharz, J., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). Understanding the effects of personalization as a privacy calculus: Analyzing self-disclosure across health, news, and commerce contexts. Abstract from 51st Conference of the German Society for Psychology, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
    • Dobber, T., Trilling, D. C., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). Spiraling into electoral trouble: The reciprocal relation between attitude towards political behavioral targeting and privacy concerns. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Ghent, Belgium.
    • Dobber, T., Trilling, D. C., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2018). Spiraling into electoral trouble: The reciprocal relation between attitude towards political behavioral targeting and privacy concerns. Paper presented at ICA, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Helberger, N., & Smit, E. G. (2018). Consumer view on personalized marketing communication: Overview of benefits and concerns reported by the users . Abstract from International Conference of Research in Advertising (ICORIA), Valencia, Spain.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Helberger, N., & Smit, E. G. (2018). Tracking interactions with personalized advertising: Why consumers (do not) want to see personalized ads?. Abstract from Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Smit, E. G., & Helberger, N. (2018). Understanding the attitude towards personalized marketing communication. relation between knowledge, privacy concern and resignation. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Ghent, Belgium.
    • Thurman, N., Helberger, N., Möller, J. E., & Trilling, D. C. (2018). My friends, editors, algorithms, and I: A multi-level analysis of audience attitudes to news selection. Paper presented at ICA, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Thurman, N., Möller, J. E., Helberger, N., & Trilling, D. C. (2018). How can we square the filter bubble?. Abstract from ICA, Prague, Czech Republic.

    2017

    • Bol, N., Helberger, N., & van Weert, J. C. M. (2017). Motivated to be concerned? The impact of privacy concerns on the intention to use mobile health apps. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Tilburg, Netherlands.
    • Bol, N., van Weert, J. C. M., & Helberger, N. (2017). United in diversity? Differences among users and non-users of mobile health apps. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, San Diego, United States.
    • Bol, N., van Weert, J. C. M., de Vreese, C. H., & Helberger, N. (2017). How different are users and non-users of mobile health apps?. Abstract from 3rd UCL Centre for Behavior Change Digital Health Conference, London, United Kingdom.
    • Dobber, T., de Vreese, C. H., Helberger, N., & Trilling, D. C. (2017). Data as a crystal ball: Predicting votes and targeting voters. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Tilburg, Netherlands.
    • Möller, J. E., Trilling, D. C., Helberger, N., & van Es, B. (2017). Do news recommenders foster filter bubbles? An empirical assessment of multiple recommender systems and their impact on content diversity. Abstract from International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), Cologne, Germany.
    • Sax, M., Zuiderveen Borgesius, F. J., Bol, N., & Helberger, N. (2017). Mobile health apps, privacy and autonomy: An empirical, legal, and ethical analysis. Abstract from TILTing Perspectives 2017, Tilburg, Netherlands.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Helberger, N., & Smit, E. G. (2017). An exploratory study of personalised marketing from the perspective of the marketer. Abstract from ICORIA, Ghent, Belgium.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Smit, E. G., Vliegenthart, R., & Helberger, N. (2017). Media effects on public opinion about online privacy. Abstract from International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), Cologne, Germany.
    • Strycharz, J., van Noort, G., Smit, E. G., Vliegenthart, R., & Helberger, N. (2017). Public debate on online marketing and privacy: Attention, topics and the sentiment of media coverage. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap.
    • Trilling, D. C., Möller, J. E., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2017). From one-size-fits-all to tailor-made distribution channels: New divides?. Abstract from Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Tilburg, Netherlands.
    • Zuiderveen Borgesius, F. J., Boerman, S. C., & Helberger, N. (2017). Tracking walls, take-it-or-leave-it choices, and EU data privacy law.. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, United States.

    2016

    • Helberger, N. (2016). News readers' privacy and fair algorithmic media practices: Lessons to be learned from media law and theory. Paper presented at Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC).
    • Helberger, N., Poell, T., & Pierson, J. (2016). From contested to cooperative responsibility: online platforms and the transformation of publicness. Paper presented at ECREA Conference 2016, Prague.
    • Möller, J. E., Trilling, D. C., Helberger, N., & de Vreese, C. H. (2016). From one-size-fits-all to tailor-made distribution channels: New divides. Abstract from ECREA's 6th European Communication Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
    • Möller, J. E., Trilling, D. C., Helberger, N., Irion, K., & de Vreese, C. H. (2016). Shrinking core? Exploring the differential agenda setting power of traditional and personalized news media. Paper presented at EuroCPR, Brussels, Belgium.

    2015

    • Zuiderveen Borgesius, F. J., Trilling, D., Möller, J., Bodó, B., de Vreese, C. H., & Helberger, N. (2015). Should We Worry about Filter Bubbles? An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Self- and Pre-Selected Personalised Communication. Paper presented at Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2015.

    Membership

    • Helberger, N. (2021-2022). Jurylid KNAW Onderwijsprijs, KNAW.
    • Helberger, N. (2021-2022). Voorzitter KNAW Commissie, advietraject, impact covid op wetenschap, KNAW.
    • Helberger, N. (2021). Meeting, TNO Applied AI Scientific Advisory Board.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Co-founder DSA Observatory, OSF, together with J. van Hoboken, M. Senftleben, R. Fahy., Digital Services Act Observatory.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Member of AI writing group, NWO AI Research Agenda.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Co-founder RPA AI for Health Decision Making (main applicant I. Isgum, together with S. Chamuleau, C. Sanchez, M. Worring, T. Blanke, T. Poell, C. (…), .
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Member, Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW).
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Member of scientific advisory board, EUCP2.0, BEUC.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). VSNU Kennistafel AI, Writing Group, VSNU.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Elected representative of the Citizen & Democracy line in the VSNU Digital Agenda, and representative of the UvA, VSNU.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Elected member and chair, Council of Europe Expert Committee on AI and Freedom of Expression - MS-DIG.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Member of working group Culture, co-organizer, leader ethics & law track, NL AIC.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Lid van de Vaste Commissie voor Hoogleraarbenoemingen, .
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Elected as member of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Different Forms of (…), Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Different Forms of Artificial Intelligence (MSI-AUT).
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Co-founder and -director Human(e)AI, together with T. Blanke, J. Noordegraaf, C. de Vreese, S. Smets., .
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Member Advisory Board, Reuters Institute.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Member of working group Maatschappelijke Acceptatie, representing UvA, NL AIC.
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Member of the Swiss NSF Digital Transformation Scientific Committee, Swiss National Science Foundation. http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/nfp/call-document-nrp-77-en.pdf
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Co-founder and -director Information, Communication & Data Society (ICDS), together with C. de Vreese., .
    • Helberger, N. (2020-2021). Member Sociaal Wetenschappelijke Raad KNAW, KNAW.
    • Helberger, N., van Eechoud, M. & van Hoboken, J. (2020-2021). Co-founder and -director Digital Transformation of Decision-Making Initiative, SSH Sectorplan theme Digital Legal Studies, together with J. van (…), . https://www.digitaldecision-making.net/
    • Helberger, N. (2019-2020). Member Advisory Board, Reuters Institute.
    • Helberger, N. (2019-2020). Member, Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (KHMW).
    • Helberger, N. (2019-2020). Member Sociaal Wetenschappelijke Raad KNAW, KNAW.
    • Helberger, N. (2019-2020). Elected as member of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Different Forms of (…), Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Different Forms of Artificial Intelligence (MSI-AUT).
    • Helberger, N. (2019-2020). Elected representative of the Citizen & Democracy line in the VSNU Digital Agenda, and representative of the UvA, VSNU.
    • Helberger, N. (2019-2020). Member of the Swiss NSF Digital Transformation Scientific Committee, Swiss National Science Foundation. http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/nfp/call-document-nrp-77-en.pdf
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Member of the Assessment Committee, Dutch Public Broadcaster.
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Member of the RDS - Responsible Research in Data Science network, Responsible Research in Data Science network.
    • Helberger, N. (2018). Elected representative of the Citizen & Democracy line in the VSNU Digital Agenda, and representative of the UvA, VSNU.
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Member of EC High Level Expert Group Connect Advisory Forum, European Commission.
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Associate, Institute for Advanced Studies.
    • Helberger, N. E. (2018-2019). Co-founder, Empirical Legal Studies Initiative.
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2020). Member of the Swiss NSF Digital Transformation Scientific Committee, Swiss National Science Foundation. http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/nfp/call-document-nrp-77-en.pdf
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Member of professorial appointment committee ETH, Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule Zürich.
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Member of the Permanent Committee for the Appointment of Professors at the Law Faculty, .
    • Helberger, N. (2018). Scientific Board Florence School of Regulation, EUI, Florence School of Regulation, EUI.
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2020). Elected as member of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Different Forms of (…), Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing and Different Forms of Artificial Intelligence (MSI-AUT).
    • Helberger, N. (2018). Member of the UvA Thinktank on AI, organised and presided by Karen Maex, UvA Thinktank on AI.
    • Helberger, N. (2018). Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Regulatory Authority for the Media Berlin-Brandenburg, Academic Advisory Board of the Regulatory Authority for the Media Berlin-Brandenburg .
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Chair of the UvA Ethics Committee, .
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Media Ombudsman, Dutch Media Ombudsman.
    • Helberger, N. (2018-2019). Steering Committee NWA VW Data, NWA.
    • Helberger, N. (2018). Member of Curatorium of the Endowed Gender Chair Data Science UvA, Curatorium of the Endowed Gender Chair Data Science UvA.
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). Expert Reviewer Professorial Appointment Committee ETH, ETH Zürich.
    • Helberger, N. E. (2017-2018). Co-founder, Empirical Legal Studies Initiative.
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). Review Committee Orla Lynski (member promotion committee), LSE London.
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). FdR Commissie Hooglerarenbenoemingen, .
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). EC Connect Advisory Forum High Level Expert Group, European Commission (DG Connect).
    • Helberger, N. (2017). Member of the Permanent Committee for the Appointment of Professors at the Law Faculty, UvA, .
    • Helberger, N. (2017). Scientific Board Florence School of Regulation, EUI, Florence School of Regulation, EUI.
    • Helberger, N. (2017). Member of the Steering Committee of the Dutch Research Agenda VWData Route, Dutch Research Agenda VWData Route.
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). VSNU Digital Society Initiative, VSNU.
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2020). Steering Committee NWA VW Data, NWA.
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). Member Scientific Committee, .
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Media Ombudsman, Dutch Media Ombudsman.
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). Member of the RDS - Responsible Research in Data Science network, Responsible Research in Data Science network.
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). Member ThinkThank Impact of AI, .
    • Helberger, N. (2017-2018). Member of Curatorium of the Endowed Gender Chair Data Science UvA, Curatorium of the Endowed Gender Chair Data Science UvA.
    • Zuiderveen Borgesius, F. J., Helberger, N. E. & Dari-Mattiacci, G. (2017-2018). Member, Empirical Legal Studies Initiative.
    • Helberger, N. (2016-2017). Scientific Committee Member, Media ombudsman.
    • Helberger, N. (2016-2017). Faculty of Law's Ethics Committee, .
    • Helberger, N. (2016-2017). Replacement Member UvA Scientific Committee, .
    • Helberger, N. (2016). Scientific Board Florence School of Regulation, EUI, Florence School of Regulation, EUI.
    • Helberger, N. (2016-2017). Member Scientific Committee, .
    • Helberger, N. (2015-2018). Advisory Board, Florence School of Regulation, EUI.
    • Helberger, N. (2015). Scientific Board Florence School of Regulation, EUI, Florence School of Regulation, EUI.
    • Helberger, N. (2015). Principal Investigator Research Priority Area Personalised Communication, .
    • Helberger, N. (2013-2014). EC Connect Advisory Forum High Level Expert Group, European Commission (DG Connect).

    Media appearance

    Journal editor

    • Helberger, N. (member of editorial board) (2020-2021). Internet Policy Review (Journal).
    • Helberger, N. (member of editorial board) (2020-2021). Digital Journalism (Journal).
    • Helberger, N. (member of editorial board) (2019-2021). Digital Journalism (Journal).
    • Helberger, N. (member of editorial board) (2018-2020). Internet Policy Review (Journal).
    • Helberger, N. (reviewer) (2018-2019). Journal of Information Policy (Journal).
    • Helberger, N. (reviewer) (2018-2019). Internet Policy Review (Journal).
    • Helberger, N. (reviewer) (2017-2018). Journal of Information Policy (Journal).
    • Helberger, N. (reviewer) (2016). IAMCR 2016 (Event).
    • Helberger, N. (reviewer) (2015-2016). Humboldt Institute of Internet and Society (Publisher). https://policyreview.info/
    • Helberger, N. (reviewer) (2008-2009). Journal of Information Policy (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (8-11-2016). From contested to shared responsibility, European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (8-11-2016). Legal aspects of the sharing economy, European Parliament.
    • Borgesius, F. (speaker), Kruikemeier, S. (speaker), Dobber, T. (speaker), Möller, J. E. (speaker), Bodó, B. (speaker), Trilling, D. C. (speaker) & Helberger, N. (speaker) (23-9-2016). Political microtargeting, IViR leestafel at the Institute for Information Law.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (22-9-2016). From contested to shared responsibility, University of Oxford.
    • Borgesius, F. (speaker), Helberger, N. (speaker), Möller, J. E. (speaker) & Bodó, B. (speaker) (19-9-2016). From mass- to personalised communication – implications for society, law & policy, Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap [Ministry of Education, Culture and Science], The Hague.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (15-9-2016). Journalism in the Age of Data-analytics: Towards algorithmic journalistic ethics, OSCE.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (7-7-2016). Platforms and media diversity, London School of Economics.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (2-6-2016). Media user privacy, PLSC.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (27-4-2016). Media user privacy and smart TVs, Landesmedienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (14-4-2016). User perspective of privacy and Big Data, Florence School of Regulation, EUI.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (14-3-2016). Shrinking Common Core, EuroCPR.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (17-2-2016). Legal and ethical issues of Big Data, Alan Turing Society.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (25-1-2016). Future Media Minds, European Magazine Media Association.
    • Helberger, N. (speaker) (25-10-2013). Promoting exposure diversity: an information consumer law approach, ECREA-CLP conference on 'Communication & Media Policy in Europe: Assessing the Past, Setting Agendas for the Future', Manchester.

    Others

    • Bodó, B. (organiser), Helberger, N. (organiser) & de Vreese, C. H. (organiser) (22-9-2017). Amsterdam Symposium on Political Microtargeting, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Helberger, N. (participant) (27-1-2016 - 29-1-2016). CPDP. Co-Organisation international panel on political microtargeting (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2021

    • Eskens, S. J. (2021). The fundamental rights of news users: The legal groundwork for a personalised online news environment. [details]
    • Sax, M. (2021). Between empowerment and manipulation: The ethics and regulation of for-profit health apps. [details]

    2020

    2017

    2022

    • Helberger, N., de Vreese, C., Dobber, T. & Leerssen, P. (1-1-2022). News from the ad archive: how journalists use the Facebook Ad Library to hold online advertising accountable. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.17694191.v2

    2021

    • Dobber, T., Leerssen, P., de Vreese, C. & Helberger, N. (1-1-2021). News from the ad archive: how journalists use the facebook ad library to hold online advertising accountable. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.17694191.v1

    2020

    • Harambam, J., Helberger, N., de Vreese, C., Makhortykh, M. & Bountouridis, D. (1-1-2020). We are what we click: Understanding time and content-based habits of online news readers. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.5054435.v1
    • de Vreese, C., Bountouridis, D., Harambam, J., Helberger, N. & Makhortykh, M. (1-1-2020). Supplementary_materials_updated – Supplemental material for We are what we click: Understanding time and content-based habits of online news readers. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.12630947.v1
    • Eskens, S., Helberger, N., Monzer, C. & Moeller, J. (1-1-2020). User Perspectives on the News Personalisation Process: Agency, Trust and Utility as Building Blocks. figshare Academic Research System. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.12472946.v2
    • Metoui, N., Trilling, D., Helberger, N., de Vreese, C. & Dobber, T. (1-1-2020). Do (Microtargeted) Deepfakes Have Real Effects on Political Attitudes?. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.5073707.v1
    • Dobber, T., de Vreese, C., Trilling, D., Metoui, N. & Helberger, N. (1-1-2020). _online_supp_-_Dobber_et_al – Supplemental material for Do (Microtargeted) Deepfakes Have Real Effects on Political Attitudes?. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.12720515.v1
    • de Vreese, C. H., Strycharz, J., Helberger, N., Bol, N. & van de Velde, B. (1-1-2020). Vulnerability in a tracked society: Combining tracking and survey data to understand who gets targeted with what content. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.c.5144519.v1
    • de Vreese, C. H., Bol, N., Helberger, N., Strycharz, J. & van de Velde, B. (1-1-2020). Supplementary_File_nms_(1) - Vulnerability in a tracked society: Combining tracking and survey data to understand who gets targeted with what content. figshare SAGE Publications. https://doi.org/10.25384/sage.13060997.v1

    2019

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