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Marc van der Ham

External PhD candidate

Name
Mr. M.J.M. van der Ham
Telephone
+31 71 527 8838
E-mail
m.j.m.van.der.ham@law.leidenuniv.nl

Marc van der Ham (1984) is an external PhD candidate at eLaw - Center for Law and Digital Technologies, since August 2020. He is a senior legal advisor at the High Tech Crime Unit of the National Office of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service.

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Biography

Marc van der Ham (1984) is an external PhD candidate at eLaw - Center for Law and Digital Technologies, since August 2020. He is a senior legal advisor at the High Tech Crime Unit of the National Office of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service. 

European cooperation and the interaction between the law and digitization are the main focus of Marc’s professional career. Marc graduated in law from Leiden University in 2008 and holds an LLM in Philosophy and Theory of Law and an LLM in European Law. Marc started his career at the Security service of the Dutch Foreign Ministry. Afterwards, he joined Stek Lawyers in Amsterdam, where he litigated and advised in the areas of Dutch and European competition and energy law. Between 2011 and 2013 Marc was an advisor to Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/Renew) in Brussels. From 2014 until mid-2017 Marc was a public policy manager and strategic advisor for Google in Brussels and London. He joined the National Office of the Dutch Public Prosecution Service in September 2017 as a senior legal advisor in the High Tech Crime Unit. Marc works closely with the dedicated national prosecutors for cybercrime, interception and legal hacking. His primary focus is on the modernization of the legal toolbox for investigating and prosecuting cybercrime and digitized crime. This includes public-private partnerships and cooperation with the intelligence services and national CERT.
 

Research

Marc’s research is centred around the question to what extent disruptive cybercrime can still be successfully investigated and prosecuted. The borderless nature of the Internet’s architecture and the growing dependence on private companies and technologies raises complex challenges for law enforcement authorities. As examples of disruptive cybercrime increase, the investigation and prosecution of suspects remain limited. The title of Marc’s research is: “Impunity and disruptive cybercrime”. The focus of his research is on the possibility of legal assistance obligations for IT infrastructure companies in criminal investigations of disruptive cybercrime. Rule of law principles, legal standards for criminal investigations and the rules of the EU’s single (digital) market are the normative framework that Marc will use to answer his research questions.

External PhD candidate

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • eLaw@Leiden
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