On this page, we list publications by members of our team that are relevant to the topic of the project. For full publication lists of all members, please have a look at their personal websites or staff pages.


Möller, J., van de Velde, R. N., Merten, L., & Puschmann, C. (2019). Explaining Online News Engagement Based on Browsing Behavior: Creatures of Habit? Social Science Computer Review. [HTML]


Bodó, B., Helberger, N., Eskens, S., & Möller, J. (2018) Interested in diversity: The role of user attitudes, algorithmic feedback loops, and policy in news personalization. Digital Journalism. [HTML]

Thurman, N., Möller, J., Helberger, N., & Trilling, D. (2018). My Friends, Editors, Algorithms, and I: Examining audience attitudes to news selection. Digital Journalism. [HTML]

Bol, N., Kruikemeier, S., Boerman, S.C., Strycharz, J.,  de Vreese, C.H., Dienlin, T., Sax, M., & Helberger, N. (2018). Understanding the Effects of Personalization as a Privacy Calculus: Analyzing Self-Disclosure Across Health, News, and Commerce Contexts. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. [HTML]

Möller, J., Trilling, D., Helberger, N., & van Es, B. (2018). Do not blame it on the algorithm: an empirical assessment of multiple recommender systems and their impact on content diversity. Information, Communication & Society. [HTML]

Borgesius, F. J. Z., Möller, J., Kruikemeier, S., Fathaigh, R. Ó., Irion, K., Dobber, T., … & de Vreese, C. (2018). Online Political Microtargeting: Promises and Threats for Democracy. Utrecht Law Review, 14(1). [HTML]

Sax, M., Helberger, N., Bol, N. (2018). Health as a means towards profitable ends: mHealth apps, user autonomy, and unfair commercial practices. Journal of Consumer Policy, 41(2), 103-134. [HTML]

Bol, N., Helberger, N., & Van Weert, J. C. M. (2018). Differences in mobile health app use: A source of new digital inequalities? The Information Society, 34(3), 183-193. [HTML]


Boerman, S.C., Kruikemeier, S., & Zuiderveen Borgesius F.J., (2017). Online behavioral advertising: A conceptual framework and research agenda. Journal of Advertising, 46(3), 363-376. doi: 10.1080/00913367.2017.1339368 [HTML]

Bodó, B., Helberger, N., Irion, K., Borgesius Zuiderveen, F. J., Moller, J., van der Velde, B., Vreese, C. H. de. (2017). Tackling the Algorithmic Control Crisis – the Technical, Legal, and Ethical Challenges of Research into Algorithmic Agents. Yale Journal of Law & Technology, 19, 133. [HTML]

Irion, K., & Helberger, N. (2017). Smart TV and the online media sector: User privacy in view of changing market realities. Telecommunications Policy (online first)


Helberger, N., Karpinnen, K., & D’Acunto, L. (2016). Exposure diversity as a design principle for recommender systems. Information, Communication & Society, 1-17. [HTML]

Bos, L., Kruikemeier, S., & De Vreese, C.H. (2016). Research note: Nation binding: How public service broadcasting mitigates political selective exposure. PLoS ONE. [HTML]

Helberger, N. (2016) Profiling and targeting in the Internet of Things – A new challenge for consumer protection. In: R. Schulze & D. Staudenmayer (eds.),  Digital revolution: Challenges for contract law in practice (pp. 135-161). Baden Baden: Nomos [PDF]

Helberger, N. (2016). Policy implications from algorithmic profiling and the changing relationship between newsreaders and the media. Javnost, 23(2), 188-203. DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2016.1162989 [HTML]

Kruikemeier, S. & Shehata, A. (2016). News media use and political engagement among adolescents: An analysis of virtuous circles using panel data. Political Communication. Advanced online publication. [paywall]

Kruikemeier, S., Sezgin, M., & Boerman S. C. (2016). Political microtargeting: Relationship between personalized advertising on Facebook and voters’ responses. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 19(6): 367-372. [paywall].

Trilling, D., Tolochko, P., & Burscher, B. (2016). From newsworthiness to
shareworthiness: How to predict news sharing based on article characteristics. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, online first. doi:10.1177/1077699016654682

Trilling, D., van Klingeren, M., & Tsfati, Y. (2016). Selective exposure, political polarization, and possible mediators: Evidence from the Netherlands. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, online first. doi:10.1093/ijpor/edw003 [HTML] [PDF]

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F. (2016). Singling out people without knowing their names – Behavioural targeting, pseudonymous data, and the new data protection regulation. Computer Law & Security Review (online first). doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2015.12.013 [preprint on SSRN]

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F. J., Trilling, D., Möller, J., Bodó, B., de Vreese, C. H., & Helberger, N. (2016). Should we worry about filter bubbles ? Internet Policy Review, 5(1). doi:10.14763/2016.1.401 [HTML]


Helberger, N. (2015). Media, users and algorithms: towards a new balance. Oratie (19-10-2014), Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Helberger, N. (2015) Nieuws à la carte. (Interview, in Dutch). Het Parool. 2 January 2015.

Helberger, N. (2015). Merely facilitating or actively stimulating diverse media choices? Public service media at the crossroad. International Journal of Communication,  13, 24-1340.

Helberger, N., Kleinen–von Königslöw, K, Van der Noll, R. (2015). Regulating the new information intermediaries as gatekeepers of information diversity. info, 17(6), 50-71. doi:10.1108/info-05-2015-0034

Trilling, D. (2014). Grenzen der Selektivität: Kann der Selective-exposure-Ansatz komplementäre und komplexe Nutzungsmuster erklären? In Kleinen-von Königslöw, K., & Förster, K. (ed). Medienwandel und Medienkomplementarität aus Rezeptions- und Wirkunsperspektive (pp. 77–92). Baden-Baden: Nomos. [permalink]

Trilling D., & Schoenbach, K. (2015). Challenging selective exposure: Do online news users choose sites that match their interests and preferences? Digital Journalism, 3(2), 140–157. doi:10.1080/21670811.2014.899749

Trilling, D., & Schoenbach, K. (2015). Investigating people’s news diets: How online news users use offline news. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 40(1), 67–91. doi:10.1515/commun-2014-0028

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015). Online prijsdiscriminatie: nieuwe regels nodig? [Online Price Discrimination: New Rules Needed?], Versvak, October 2015

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015, October). Online Price Discrimination and Data Protection Law. Conference paper Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2015-32; Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2015-02.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. & Arnbak, A. (2015). New Data Security Requirements and the Proceduralization of Mass Surveillance Law after the European Data Retention Case, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2015-41.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015). Personal data processing for behavioural targeting: which legal basis? International Data Privacy Law.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015). Privacybescherming online kan beter: De mythe van geïnformeerde toestemming [Online Privacy Protection Can be Improved: The Myth of Informed Consent]. Nederlands Juristenblad.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015). Informed Consent: We Can Do Better to Defend Privacy. IEEE Security & Privacy.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015). Improving Privacy Protection in the area of Behavioural Targeting (based on his PhD thesis), Kluwer Law International 2015.  Free download first chapter here: Free download full academic version of the PhD thesis here:

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015). Privacy van consumenten [Consumer privacy]. In E.H. Hondius & G.J. Rijken (eds.), Handboek Consumentenrecht: Een overzicht van de rechtspositie van de consument, Paris.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015). Behavioural Sciences and the Regulation of Privacy on the Internet. In A-L Sibony & A. Alemanno (eds.), Nudging and the Law – What can EU Law learn from Behavioural Sciences? Hart Publishing.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2015), 5-page interview with Zuiderveen Borgesius in Dutch legal journal Mr: Het mijnenveld van het informatierecht (The minefield of information law), 2015-5.



Helberger, N. (2014). Media and users: towards a new balance. Inaugural lecture (video). 19 September 2014.

Helberger, N. (2014).  Personaliseren sites lijdt tot manipulatie [Interview (in Dutch)]. Het Financiële Dagblad. 29 November 2014.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2014). Als u niet akkoord gaat met deze onleesbare privacyvoorwaarden, klik toch maar op OK [If You Dont Agree with these Terms and Conditions, Click OK Anyway]. De Correspondent.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2014). New Forms of Commercial Communications and Data Protection Law. In New Forms of Commercial Communications (IRIS special), European Audiovisual Observatory.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2014). Datenschutz für konvergente Medien. In Neue Werbeformen in der konvergenten audiovisuellen Welt (IRIS Special), European Audiovisual ObservatoryStrasbourg.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2014). Nouvelles formes de communications commerciales et législation en matière de protection des données. In: Les nouvelles formes de communications commerciales à lheure de la convergence (IRIS Special), European Audiovisual Observatory, Strasbourg.


Helberger, N. (2013). Freedom of expression and the Dutch cookie-wall. Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2013-66.

Trilling, D. (2013). Following the news. Patterns of online and offline news use. PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam. [permalink]

Trilling, D., & Schoenbach, K. (2013). Patterns of news consumption in Austria: How fragmented are they? International Journal of Communication, 7, 929­–953. [PDF]

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2013). Consent to Behavioural Targeting in European Law – What are the Policy Implications of Insights from Behavioural Economics?, Conference paper for Privacy Law Scholars Conference, University of California, Berkeley 2013.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2013). Segmentação Comportamental, Do Not Track e o Desenvolvimento Jurídico Europeu e Holandês [Behavioral Targeting, Do Not Track, and European and Dutch Legal Developments. poliTICs (Brazil).ção-comportamental-do-not-track-e-o-desenvolvimento-jur%C3%ADdico-europeu-e-holandês

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2013). Behavioral Targeting: A European Legal Perspective. IEEE Security & Privacy.



Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. & Van der Sloot, B. (2012). Google and Personal Data Protection (book chapter). In A. Lopez-Tarruella (ed.), Google and the Law. TMC Asser/Elsevier 2012.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J., Leenes, R. & Koning, M. (2012). NPO bakt niets van cookies, Netkwesties, 22 October 2012



Helberger, N. (2011). Diversity by Design. Journal of Information Policy, 1, 441-469.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2011). De nieuwe cookieregels: alwetende bedrijven en onwetende internetgebruikers? [The New Cookie Rules], Privacy & Informatie.



Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. & Van der Sloot, B. (2010). De amendementen van de Richtlijn Burgerrechten op de e-Privacyrichtlijn [The Amendments of the Citizens Rights Directive on the e-Privacy Directive], Privacy & Informatie.

Zuiderveen Borgesius, F.J. (2010). VMC Studiemiddag 25 Juni 2010, Behavioral Targeting [Report Behavioral Targeting of the Association of Media and Communication Law]. Mediaforum, 2010-10.