Born in the Netherlands, Jacques Bus received his PhD in Science and Mathematics at the University of Amsterdam. He worked as a researcher for 12 years and subsequently as Research Programme Manager for 5 years at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
In 1988 he joined the European Commission and has worked in leading positions in various parts of the European research programmes ESPRIT (European Strategic Programme for Information Technologies) and IST (Information Society Technologies Programme), including IT infrastructure, programme management, software engineering and since 2004 in trust and security.
He was strongly involved in the establishment of the Security Theme in the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme.
Since 2010 he works as an Independent Advisor in the area of trust and security, with special attention to privacy, identity and trust in the digital environment. He is Director of Business Development of the Privacy & Identity Lab in the Netherlands and Research Fellow at the University of Luxembourg, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and serves in Advisory Boards.