Berdien B. E. van der Donk

Berdien van der Donk is a PhD-fellow at the Centre for Private Governance (CEPRI), University of Copenhagen, Denmark, a lecturer in EU Internet Law at Copenhagen Business School, and a legal analyst for trademark and domain name cases at Clarivate’s Darts-IP. She obtained an LL.M. from the University of Copenhagen and Leiden University (the Netherlands).  

Her main research interests involve platforms and their user terms, intellectual property, and fundamental rights law. Her latest research focuses on the invalidity of clauses in user terms limiting access to information on social media platforms in a way that goes beyond what is prescribed by law, and to unravel a potential discrepancy between the use of user terms by social media platforms as opposed to the use of user terms by non-platform actors in the Member States of the European Union.