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Alan Sears

PhD candidate

A.M. Sears
+31 71 527 8838

Alan has been working as a Researcher at the Centre for Law and Digital Technologies (eLaw) since April 2018.

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Alan M. Sears received a B.A. in Psychology and Business Administration from Baylor University, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and an LL.M. in Law and Digital Technologies from Leiden University. He has worked as a researcher with Article 19 Mexico and Central America and with Derechos Digitales in Chile, as a law clerk and researcher for Justice Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and as a Google Policy Fellow with FundaciĆ³n para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP) in Colombia.


At eLaw, Alan conducts research as part of a team within the EU-funded e-SIDES Project, which sets out to explore the ethical, social, and legal challenges surrounding privacy-preserving big data technologies. His research interests include freedom of expression and privacy/data protection online, and he has also researched issues ranging from Internet governance to intermediary liability and telecommunications regulations (particularly net neutrality and zero rating).

PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden

Work address

Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Room number B1.03



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