The DTDM initiative is organising a panel Discussion with Christiaan van Veen, Anton Ekker and Naomi Appelman.

SyRI Panel Discussion
29 May 2020, Friday
16:00 – 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 social implications of automated systems employed by the government is more pressing than ever.

 Christiaan van Veen is the Director of the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. Christiaan van Veen serves as Special Advisor on new technologies and human rights to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Anton Ekker is the founder and attorney at Ekker Advocatuur, with a PhD from the Institute of Information Law. Mr. Ekker was the lead attorney in the SyRI case, representing the civil society groups that were fighting to overturn the SyRI legislation.

Naomi Appelman is a PhD researcher at the Institute for Information law and part of the sectorplan project on the digital transformation of decision-making. The discussion will be moderated by Joris van Hoboken, associate professor at the Institute for Information law.

Please RSVP to (zoom link will be shared on Thursday, 28 May 2020).

Further information on the SyRI judgment can be found here.