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Anton Vedder

Anton Vedder
Centre for IT & IP Law
Sint-Michielsstraat 6
3000 Leuven
room: 04.21

tel: +32 16 32 69 23

Anton Vedder is a full-time professor of Law and IT at CiTiP. He is also affiliated to Tilburg University for one day per week.

Prof. Vedder is especially interested in the mutual relationships of technological developments and the conceptualization of basic moral and legal notions.  Recent publications include articles and books on

  • trust in e-health,
  • innovative technologies, care and enhancement and justice,
  • privacy and profiling,
  • privacy versus public security,
  • ambient technology and autonomy and responsibility,
  • quality of information and credibility of experts,
  • legitimacy, trust and technology adoption.

Anton is a founding member of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology (INSEIT). He was involved in a collaborative European BIOMED I project and is still participating in various EU funded international research projects, including Dogana, WITDOM, Ecossian, Preemptive etcetera. He was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law Center and the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (Washington, DC) and the University of Maryland.  He organized various international workshops, seminars and conferences, e.g., on innovative health technologies and personal and professional autonomy in health care, the WTO and ethics, reliability and security of information, human enhancement, and the legitimacy of NGOs in the international arena. Anton is one of the founders of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme of Law, Science and Technology.

Anton teaches Legal Informatics and a seminar on ICT Law for bachelor students of law, ICT Law in the masters programme of law, and ICT law for students of science and information technology at KU Leuven, campus Leuven, as well as Interdisciplinary Perspectives on ICT Law and IP/IT Law and Health in the programme on IP and ICT Law at KU Leuven, Campus Brussels, of which he is also the coordinator. 


SSRN Papers



Articles in international reviewed journals (8)

Articles in national journals (1)

Books from international publisher (1)

Books from local publisher (1)

Chapters in books from international publisher (7)

Chapters in books from local publisher (4)

Talks at international conferences (2)

Talks at national conferences (3)

Doctoral theses (1)

Internal reports (3)

External reports (9)

Various (1)