About Jeroen

Jeroen Seynhaeve / View all { 18 } / Vertaal naar Nederlands

I am a digital advertiser and data privacy consultant during the day, and a student of philosophy at dusk.

I left Belgium after graduating from Leuven University (Master in Laws) in 1997 and co-established a justice centre umnyama.org near Cape Town, South Africa. After our initial focus on legal aid in the field of human rights, since 2005 we solely conduct research and manage projects.

onlinebrandambassadors.com saw the light of day in 2005, and allowed me to take on more entrepreneurial challenges in the fields of digital advertising and development, and in the fields of information and communication design.

When, at the age of eighteen, I was told that “Philosophy is a hobby, not a job” I parked the idea of studying academic philosophy and went off to do a job. Twenty-five years later, I embarked on a five-year study at the universities of Oxford and Stellenbosch, which culminated in an MPHIL in Applied Ethics, and a thesis on the Ethics of Data Privacy.

Today, all pieces of the puzzle seem to have fallen into place: my twenty years’ expertise in online advertising, my formal training in law, and my passion for philosophy, meet in my work as a consultant on the law and ethics of data privacy.

When not at work, I walk, read and write, travel, and cook for friends and family.