Catherine Jasserand

Assistant Professor (part-time) 

University of Groningen 

Transboundary legal studies – STeP research group 


Senior Researcher (part-time)

LawTech Research 

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).
Between 2020 and 2023, Catherine was a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow  within CiTiP where she pursued her research project on facial recognition in public spaces. In February 2024, she joined the University of Groningen, Faculty of Law as an assistant professor where she will research the intersection between AI, biometrics, and fundamental rights. In parallel, she has set up her own consultancy company to provide trainings and participate in research projects. 
  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