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Niels ten Oever

Niels is a reviewer in the Human Rights Review Team, Secretary of the EDU team, the Editor of the Tao of the IETF, at-large member of the Internet IRSG, and former co-chair of the Human Rights Protocol Consideration Research Group.

Niels is a PhD candidate in the Datactive Research Group at the Media Studies department at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the evolution of the notion of public interest in the Internet architecture. He seeks to understand how invisible infrastructures provide a socio-technical ordering of our societies and how that might influence the distribution of wealth, power and possibilities.

Niels has previously worked as Head of Digital at ARTICLE19, director of the Internet Protection Lab, and programme manager at Free Press Unlimited.


Role Group Email
Chair Research and Analysis of Standard-Setting Processes Proposed Research Group (rasprg)
Member Internet Research Steering Group (irsg)

RFCs (2)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 8280 Oct 2017 Research into Human Rights Protocol Considerations 2 RFCs
RFC 9307 Sep 2022 Report from the IAB Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID) 2021

Active Internet-Drafts (2)

Expired Internet-Drafts (17)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity