Michael Reker
Lawyer Information Technology and Privacy

Michael Reker

Lawyer Information Technology and Privacy

Michael Reker joined Van Benthem & Keulen as a lawyer in the Information Technology and Privacy practice groups in February 2023.

After studying law and computer science, Michael began his career as an ICT and Privacy lawyer at Brinkhof in 2012. In 2017, he made the move to Pot Jonker Advocaten. Michael was also seconded to Accenture in 2016 and 2017 as in-house lawyer in the privacy and compliance department.

Michael is an all-round ICT and Privacy lawyer and deals with the full breadth of the ICT and Privacy practice. He has extensive experience in assisting medium and large enterprises, local and national governments and healthcare institutions when it comes to complex issues in the area of ICT sourcing projects, privacy and personal data processing (such as drafting policies, the introduction of new technologies or data breaches), intellectual property and regulated markets.

In addition, Michael assists clients in investigations, preliminary investigations and objection and other procedures before regulators (including the Dutch Data Protection Authority, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets and the Dutch Media Authority), as well as in civil proceedings on ICT and Privacy (on matters like failed ICT sourcing projects or requests for access to personal data). In addition, Michael regularly lectures on privacy law and personal data processing.

What helps set Michael apart as a lawyer is that he is also a computer science graduate. This allows him to act as a bridge for clients between practice and its legal translation.


  • IT contracts
  • Privacy law
  • E-commerce
  • Internet law
  • Procurement law
  • Telecommunications law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Sourcing projects

About Michael Reker

In addition to studying law, Michael also completed a Master's degree in computer science. Michael regularly lectures on ICT and Privacy related topics and regularly publishes articles in professional journals.

Michael is a member of the Dutch Privacy Lawyers Association (VPR-A), the Dutch Privacy Law Association (VPR), the Dutch Association for Information Technology and Law (NVVIR) and the Dutch Administrative Law Association (VAR).