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Dorien Verhulst

Dorien Verhulst (admitted to the Bar in 2008) specialises in information law, with a focus on copyright, media and privacy law. She acts for Dutch and international media and internet companies in civil litigation relating to digital media and internet, for example about the status of hyperlinks under copyright law, intermediary liability and “the right to be forgotten”. She also handles reputation protection cases with regard to old and new media, and has specialist knowledge of related questions about jurisdiction and applicable law.
Dorien also has extensive experience with the regulatory treatment of audio-visual and electronic communications services, and regularly advises about the introduction and compliance of new services. For telecoms providers she handles civil claims for damages as well as administrative dispute and enforcement proceedings, for example about spectrum allocation or Dutch cookie and spam regulation. Dorien has specific expertise on lawful interception, data retention and the disclosure of customer data to law enforcement authorities and third parties.
Dorien joined Brinkhof in 2007. She completed a secondment at Google's Amsterdam office in 2011/12. She studied information law at the University of Amsterdam, during which she spent a semester at Fordham Law School in New York and worked as an intern at a global law firm in Hong Kong. Dorien is a member of the Association for Media and Communications Law and the Association for Copyright Law. She teaches about lawful interception of communication services and data retention as a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute of Information Law and is closely involved in the annual organisation of the Internet Thesis Award that Brinkhof and internet provider XS4ALL award to talented students.