I am Sander Flight: independent academic based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I began my career as a researcher in 1996 and since then I have specialized in surveillance, privacy and cameras. I am self employed and work on a project-by-project basis. My clients are predominantly local municipalities, the national government, police and other law enforcement agencies.

Cameras and surveillance
In my work, I focus on cameras. Not just the technology, but the whole system including its users and the people that are filmed. To make cameras ‘work’, you need a combination of technical, legal and organizational skills and knowledge. This combination is what I try to provide for my clients.

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Opening Up the Black Box of Bodycams

I have published widely on the subject of cameras. Most of the publications are in Dutch, but some are in English:


Since 2014, I teach courses about public order law, security-issues and privacy. Other teaching assignments include guest-lectures for several of the Dutch universities (Leiden, Twente, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Delft). I also regularly present at international conferences and am available as speaker or panel-member.


I am a member of these organisation:

  • Association for administrative law
  • Network of academic evaluators
  • Designing out crime association
  • European Society of Criminology


My clients include national and local governments, the police, law enforcement agencies, and organisations in healthcare, education and public transport.

Contact details:

Tel  +31 (0)6 41 31 54 32
Mail  info@sanderflight.nl
Google Scholar Profile Sander Flight