CTIVD knowledge network and critical input

The Review Committee on the Intelligence and Security Services (CTIVD) set up a knowledge network in December 2014. The knowledge network consists of experts who advise the CTIVD about relevant developments. Members of the knowledge network provide critical input on the Review Committee’s choice of investigations. Members of the knowledge network must pass a security screening.

The knowledge network

The knowledge network currently consists of:

  • Dennis Broeders (Professor of Technology and Society, Erasmus University, and Associate Professor of Security and Technology, Leiden University)
  • Paul Ducheine (Professor of Military Law of Cyber Security and Cyber Operations, University of Amsterdam)
  • Nico van Eijk (Professor of Media and Telecommunications Law, University of Amsterdam)
  • Bob de Graaff (Professor of Intelligence & Security Studies, Utrecht University)
  • Constant Hijzen (Assistant Professor in Intelligence Studies, Leiden University)
  • Bart Jacobs (Professor of Software Security & Correctness, Radboud University)
  • Erwin Muller (dean of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs and Professor of Safety, Security and Law, Leiden University)

Pool of experts

Section 108 of the ISS Act 2017 gives the CTIVD the option of calling for an experts’ report in the context of an investigation. An experts’ report is a theoretical analysis or in-depth study on a particular issue, for example if the CTIVD runs into legal or technical issues on which its expertise is too limited or non-existent, or if it wishes to explore a certain element of an investigation in greater depth. In that case the CTIVD can, in addition to obtaining critical input, opt to seek an advisory opinion from an expert and to have the specific issue worked out in more detail in an experts’ report. In principle, the experts participating in the pool are not required to pass a security screening.

The CTIVD will make investments in the near future to further build up this pool of experts. 

The pool of experts currently consists of:

  • Mireille Hildebrandt (Professor of Smart Environments, Data protection and the Rule of Law, Radboud University, and Professor of Interfacing Law and Technology at VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussels))
  • Rick Lawson (Professor of European Law, Leiden University)