Bendert is a lawyer and has worked on legal, political and policy aspects of the information society for several years. Most recently he was a policy advisor to an MEP in the European Parliament, working on Europe’s Digital Agenda. Previously Bendert worked as an ICT lawyer and policy consultant in the Netherlands. Bendert holds a degree in law, specialising in Information Law. He is currently also a researcher at Oxford University, specialising in topics such as internet governance, copyright, virtual communities, privacy and related information society and policy issues. He is often in Brussels to keep pace with the policy developments.