16 October 2023

Brinkhof AI Symposium & Internet Thesis Award: winner announced!

Last Wednesday, Brinkhof presented the Internet Thesis Award to Hadassah Drukarch for her wonderful thesis on the impact of the GDPR on data-driven innovation in healthcare. The other finalists were Nicole Pijnenburg and Merel Burkunk. Congratulations to all three and many thanks to the judges Suzanne Teijgeler, Joris van Hoboken and Anke Strijbos. Interested parties can read the winning thesis by visiting

The prize was awarded during a well-attended symposium at Brinkhof on the opportunities and risks of (generative) AI. The programme consisted of a keynote speech by Bernt Hugenholtz (UvA/IViR), followed by a workshop on responsible recommender systems by Manel Slokom (TU Delft/CWI/CBS) and a panel discussion with Stefan Kulk (Dutch DPA), Ben Zevenbergen (Google), Eva van der Graaf (UvA/IViR), moderated by Eveline Lots and Dorien Verhulst (Brinkhof).

The programme highlighted that the developments around artificial intelligence will generate a lot of questions and work for the students, lawyers, academics and regulators present, and provided plenty of exciting thesis topics for the next edition of the Internet Thesis Award.

Have you written a legal master’s thesis on the internet and law this year and would you like to take part? Then send your thesis, together with a copy of the mark sheet, to