Panel discussion: The SyRI-case: consequences for risk profiling and automated decision-making

The DTDM initiative is organising a panel Discussion with Christiaan van Veen, Anton Ekker and Naomi Appelman. SyRI Panel Discussion29 May 2020, Friday16:00 – 17:30 The District Court of The Hague ruled that the government has a ‘special responsibility’ to guarantee fundamental rights and to avert any discrimination or social stigmatisation in the application of new technologies. Now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this responsibility for the fundamental rights and

New study: Legal Framework on the Dissemination of Disinformation

The study, commissioned by the Dutch government, focuses on the legal framework governing the dissemination of disinformation, in particular through Internet services. The study provides an extensive overview of relevant European and Dutch legal norms relating to the spread of online disinformation, and recommendations are given on how to improve this framework. Additionally, the study includes an analysis of the relevant legal framework in 6 different countries (U.K., U.S., France,

Prof. Natali Helberger’s statement in the Dutch Parliament on COVID-19 app

English below Statement van Prof. Dr. Natali Helberger naar aanleiding van de uitnodiging deel te nemen aan het rondetafelgesprek over de Corona-app in de Tweede Kamer op 22 April 2020: Geachte voorzitter, geachte leden van de Tweede Kamer, hartelijk bedankt voor deze uitnodiging. Samen met mijn collega’s hebben wij afgelopen week een brief geschreven die inmiddels door meer dan 180 wetenschappers en experts is getekend. Een brief die wereldwijd navolging

Opinion: Shaping Europe’s digital future

By Ronan Fahy On 19 February 2020, the European Commission published its important Communication on Shaping Europe’s digital future, which sets out the Commission’s focus for the next five years (2020-2025) on “Creating a Europe fit for the digital age”. The Communication begins with the Commission noting that it would focus on three key objectives to ensure that digital solutions help Europe towards a digital transformation, namely: (a) technology that