CRIDS

The center

The Research Centre in Information, Law and Society (Centre de Recherche Information, Droit et Société) is focused on a wide spectrum of information society-related topics, such as telecommunications, privacy, intellectual property, e-commerce, e-government, e-health, big data, cyber-security, the Internet of Things, the sharing economy, e-journalism, digital literacy, algorithmic governance and network sociology. 

The CRIDS addresses the many faces of the information society, guided by three principles:

  • An interdisciplinary and rigorous research: research at the CRIDS aims at mixing the approach and expertise of various disciplines.
  • Practical and responsible knowledge: the expertise of the CRIDS is firmly based on the issues and challenges of society, and stems from researchers who are fully aware of their specific position and the consequences of their work.
  • A democratic development of the information society: in all issues raised by the digital age, the CRIDS promotes fundamental rights and democratic values that should be conveyed by the technologies and tools of the information society.

Research projets of the CRIDS address on a wide spectrum of information society-related topics:

The CRIDS is divided into seven units, ensuring quality supervision of junior researchers by senior ones:

The CRIDS also offer a documentary data base (in french) related its research fields.

Our team

The Research Centre in Information, Law and Society (CRIDS) is currently made of 61 members: 18 academics, 30 researchers, 7 fellows and 6 staff members. Since its inception, CRIDS members have authored more than 2500 publications.

Management

 

Hervé JACQUEMIN

PhD in Law

Contract law
eCommerce
Consumer law
Commercial law

 

 

Heads of Unit

 

Communication and Internet: Anne-Sophie COLLARD

PhD in Information and Communication

Uses of ICT
Production of digital media
Digital and media literacy
Socio-cognitive approach

Technologies and Society: Claire LOBET-MARIS

PhD in Labour studies
 
Sociology of the uses of ICT

eCommerce: Hervé JACQUEMIN

PhD in Law

Contract law
eCommerce
Consumer law
Commercial law

 

Intellectual Property: Benoît MICHAUX

PhD in Law

Intellectual property

Liberties and Information Society: Jean HERVEG

Electronic Communications: Robert QUECK

Master in Law

IT law (privacy & data protection)
Health law (eHealth products and services)
Inheritances and matrimonial property
Property law
Real estate law

Master in Law

Belgian, European and International telecommunications law
Media law (including Belgian division of competences)

 

Professors

 

Alexandre CRUQUENAIRE

PhD in Law

Contract law
Intellectual property

Marie D'UDEKEM-D'ACOZ GEVERS

PhD in Anthropological Sciences

History of computing
Oral history

Alexandre DE STREEL

PhD in Law/Master in Economics

Competition law and Economics
Electronic communication law
EU Law and Governance
Sharing Economy

Cécile DE TERWANGNE

PhD in Law

Human rights and new technologies
Privacy protection
Freedom of expression
Transparency
E-government

Elise DEFREYNE

PhD in Law

Media law
Electronic communications law

Elise DEGRAVE

PhD in Law

ICT law
E-government
Privacy protection
Administrative transparency
International protection of human rights

Florence GEORGE

Master in law/Management Sciences

Contract law
Insolvency law

Annabelle KLEIN

PhD in Social Sciences

Communication theories
New technologies and communication devices

Amélie LACHAPELLE

PhD in Law

Whistleblowing Law
Human Rights & Data Protection in Tax Law
Economic Law
Fight against Tax Fraud, Tax Evasion & International
Exchange of Information in Tax Law

Constitutional Law and e-Government in Tax Law

Etienne MONTERO-REDONDO

PhD in Law

Contract law
Information technology law
E-commerce
Law and ethics

Pierre-André PATOUT

PhD in Psychology and Educational Sciences

Linguistic and textual analysis
Psycholinguistics
Writing process
Data capture and analysis
Text revision and correction

Yves POULLET

PhD in Law/Master in Philosophy

ICT law
Privacy
Internet regulation

Antoinette ROUVROY

PhD in Law

Algorithmic governmentality
Internormativity
Privacy
Biotechnological ethics
Emerging technologies

 

Quentin VAN ENIS

PhD in Law

Media law
ICT law
Human rights
Freedom of expression

Researchers

 

Camille BOURGUIGNON

Master II Research in European Law

eCommerce
eHealth
European Union Law
Internal Market Law

Kathleen DE GROVE

Master in Education Science

Pedagogy
ICT

Antoine DELFORGE

Master in Law/ICT

ICT law
Criminal proceeding law
Civil liability

Carole DELFORGE

Master in Applied Communication

Media
Education
New technologies

Jérémie DUPAL

Master in Modern Languages and Literatures

Modern Languages and Literatures
Multilingual communication
Pedagogy of modern languages

Nathalie GRANDJEAN

PhD in Philosophy

Body and Technology
Biometrics
Gender studies
Epistemologies
Ethics
Science and technology studies

Master in Applied Communication

Specialisation in Media Education

Digital literacy
Media literacy
Technologies

Christian HOCEPIED

Master in Law

Electronic communications

Florian JACQUES

Master in Law/ICT

Intellectual property
eCommerce
Company law
Privacy law
Business law
Audiovisual media services

Jerry JACQUES

PhD in Information and Communication

Information and Communication sciences
Use of external representations
Distributed cognition
Media literacy
Informational practices
Organisation of personal information

Manon KNOCKAERT

Master in Law/ICT

Open data
Intellectual property law
Privacy law

Michèle LEDGER

Master in Law

eCommerce
Consumer protection
Privacy
Media law

Pauline LIMBREE

Master in Law/ICT

Economic Law

ICT Law

Michael LOGNOUL

Master in Law/ICT

European Competition law
Intellectual Property in the information society

European law

Alejandra MICHEL

Master in Law

Master in ICT Law

Media law
Freedom of expression
Privacy law
Data protection

Julie MONT

Master in Law

Master in ICT Law

Privacy law
Public law

Sami PIECZYNSKI

Master in Anthropology

Anthropology

Julien-Paul REMY

Master in Translation

Bachelor of Philosophy

Pedagogy
Translation NL/EN < FR

 

Virginie RONNEAU

Master in Law

Medical law
Tort law
ICT law

Zorana ROSIC

Master in Law/ICT

Intellectual property
Property law
ICT law

Karen ROSIER

Master in Law

Privacy
Electronic communications

Marie-des-Neiges RUFFO DE BONNEVAL DE LA FARE

DES COMTES DE SINOPOLI DE CALABRE

PhD in Philosophy

Ethical and moral philosophy
Ethics
Artificial intelligence
Robot autonomy
Security
Military and intelligence ethics

Master in Law/ICT

Visiting researchers

 

Noémi BONTRIDDER

Master in Law

6 months training period at CRIDS
in the work of the 'Information for All
Programme' in connection with UNESCO

Jan-Hendrik RITTER

Master in Law

16 months research study activities at CRIDS
as Doc. Mobility fellow of the Swiss National
Science Foundation.
PhD-thesis on 'the Law of Network Organisations'

Fellows

 

Alexandre CASSART

Master in Law/ICT

Privacy
ICT law
Contract law
Aviation law

 

Jean-Marie CHEFFERT

PhD in Economics

Industrial organization
Economics and Law

 

Jean-Noël COLIN

PhD in Computer Science

Information security
Authentication and authorization mechanisms
Access control models
Digital rights management

 

 

Marie DEMOULIN

PhD in Law

Law of obligations
ICT law

Séverine DUSOLLIER

PhD in Law

Intellectual property law
Copyright
Media law
Competition law

Jean-Benoît HUBIN

Master in Law

eCommerce
Intellectual property
Media law

Alain LOUTE

PhD in Philosophy

Social and political philosophy
Ethics, Health Care Ethics
Social acceptability of technological innovation

 

Administrative staff

 

Sophie DRUINE

Financial officer

 

 

Jacques GERARD

Computer scientist

 

Virginie MAROT

Director of the Law Library

 

 

 

Quentin HOUBION

Reference Librarian

 

 

 

Clelia MANES

General Executive Secretary

 

 

 

Sarah FIEVET

General Executive Secretary

Complementary Master's degrees in ICT law/Infosafe/JuriTIC/DocSafe

 

 

 

Partners

The CRIDS is collaborating with many partners on both national and international levels.

International partnerships:

The CRIDS is a member of the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers.

 

  

Our center is also involved in ILINC, the European Network of Law Incubators.

 

National partnerships:

The CRIDS is a member of the Namur Digital Institue (NaDi). The NaDI hosted by the University of Namur offers a unique mix of competences matching the complexity of the challenges generated by the digital revolution. It regroups five research centers: CeRCLe, CIRCÉ, FOCUS, PRECISE and CRIDS.

Since many years, our research center have been collaborating with the INFOPÔLE Cluster TIC and members of this network in Wallonia. 

The CRIDS is also involved in the Namur Legal Lab, a hub where the students of the DTIC Master can share their expertise with young entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
 
 
If you have any enquiry about the Centre, please contact:
 

if you have any enquiry about complementary training opportunities, please contact:

 

Sarah FIEVET

 

General Executive Secretary

+32 (0)81/72.47.69

+32 (0)81/72.52.02

 

General Executive Secretary - Complementary masters

+32 (0)81/72.52.04

+32 (0)81/72.52.02

 

Address: 

University of Namur

Rempart de la Vierge 5

B-5000 NAMUR

Belgium

 
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