Natali Helberger is Professor of Information Law, with a special focus on the use of information, at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam. Her research explores how the role of the user of information is changing under the influence of information technology, and social and economic conditions, and examines the implications for information law and policy. Helberger’s research features a strong interdisciplinary component: in order to assess whether and how information law ties in with the reality of information users and information markets, she regularly works with communication scientists, social scientists, psychologists as well as cultural scientists and economists. For her research, she has been awarded a VENI-Talent Grant from the Dutch Organisation for her research into media pluralism, and an ERC Grant for her research “Profiling and targeting news readers – implications for the democratic role of the digital media, user rights and public information policy”. She is co-founder of the Research Priority Area ‘Personalised Communication’, a cooperation between IVIR and the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), funded by the University of Amsterdam.
As a member of the Connect Advisory Group, she advises the European Commission on the content of the Horizon2020 programme. Helberger is also a member of the European Cloud Computing Contracts Expert Group. In addition, she is member of the Scientific Committee of the Florence School of Regulation, EUI, an editorial staff member of the Journal of Information Policy and a reviewer for several leading international journals, conferences and financing organisations.