Catherine Jasserand

Postdoctoral researcher

KU Leuven – Faculty of Law 

Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) – imec

Catherine holds a PhD from the University of Groningen in the field of biometrics and privacy, an LL.M in IP and New Technology law from UC Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in European law from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne. She worked in various EU institutions (European Parliament, European Central Bank) as well as in the private sector. Before joining the University of Groningen in 2014, she was a researcher at the University of Amsterdam (IViR), where she did research on IP (online intermediaries’ liability, copyright and public sector information) and media law. Catherine is qualified as a lawyer in France and in the United States (New York Bar).
Catherine joined CiTiP in September 2020 as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow to pursue her research project on facial recognition in public space.
  1. July 2019


    University of Groningen, NL
  2. October 2005

    French Bar Admission

    Lyon Bar
  3. February 2005

    New York Bar Admission

    New York Bar
  4. May 2002


    UC Berkeley, USA
  5. October 2000

    Master's degree in European law

    Paris 1- Panthéon Sorbonne University
  1. Present
    Postdoctoral researcher
    KU Leuven, BE
  2. 2020
    Postdoctoral researcher
    University of Groningen, NL
  3. 2019
    Lecturer (interim)
    University of Groningen, NL
  4. 2014-2018
    PhD researcher
    University of Groningen, NL
  5. 2010-2013
    IViR, University of Amsterdam, NL
  6. 2006-2009
    Policy adviser
    Financial Industry
  7. 2004-2005
    Legal adviser
    Covington and Burling
  8. 2002-2003
    Legal assistant
    European Central Bank