University of Namur – Research Centre on Information, Law and Society (CRIDS)

The Research Centre on Information, Law and Society (CRIDS) was founded at the University of Namur in 1979 at the beginning of the ICT developments. Today it brings more than forty researchers on questions relating to the Internet, combing legal, sociological and communication approaches. This includes a large scope of issues such as privacy, electronic commerce, intellectual property, cyber-security, cloud computing, big data, e-government, e-health, home-working… CRIDS mixes applied and fundamental researches with a constant are for the democratic and human values. CRIDS is regularly consulted by international and national public and private bodies. The Center is divided in six units which interact with each others: Liberties and Information Society, E-Commerce, Intellectual property, Electronic communication, Communication and Internet, Society and Technologies. A specialised Master in Internet law was created in 1992 to train lawyers and non lawyers on the legal aspects of the Information Society.


Rue de Bruxelles 61 B-5000 Namur Belgium


Professor Alexandre de Streel, Director of CRIDS Professor Cécile de Terwangne, Director of Advanced Master Programme in ICT Law Jean-Benoît Hubin, Coordinator

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