Digital Transformation of Decision-Making

A research initiative of the Amsterdam Law School

Conference: EU Citizens and the Challenge of New Technologies for Civil Justice

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The Digital and Intelligent Europe: EU Citizens and the Challenge of New Technologies for Civil Justice conference will take place on 1 and 2 April 2021. This two-day conference will address how digital and intelligent technologies can be used responsibly and ethically, while upholding public values and procedural safeguards. The question of how citizens and consumers be better protected, and to ensure better access to justice, as new technologies reconfigure our societies, will be addressed.
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UK gig drivers recognised as workers—what next?

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In response to the UK Supreme Court ruling in the case of Uber v Aslam , Jill Toh wrote a piece on Social Europe regarding the decision and the implications it will have on gig workers. She briefly discusses the case, the necessity of worker organising and the ongoing cases at the Amsterdam District Court related to data access and ‘robo-firing’.
View the post here .

EVENT: Digital Ideas Lunch Series: “Law in the Algorithmic Society”

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From 3 March 2021 – 26 May 2021, every Wednesday at lunch time, researchers and scholars will speak about the ethical, legal, and socio-political implications of law and AI. The Digital Ideas Lunch series is have scholars to share what they believe the most pressing issues are, how they identify problems, and what solutions they suggest as we move into a new era of information capitalism.
Master and PhD students are invited to get to know emerging research fields, to comment and to connect with wo…

Deplatforming Politicians and the Implications for Europe

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As part of their GDC-funded project, Ronan Fahy, together with Judith Möller and Rocco Bellanova, wrote a blog post in response to the highly controversial suspension of Donald Trump’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts and its implications on freedom of expression in Europe. They briefly discuss how upcoming regulatory reform in Europe may reign-in this platform power over online expression.
View the blog post here .

Event: Further Exploration of Europe’s Digital Services Act, Stanford Cyber Policy Center

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With the success of the first webinar on 27 January 2021, the Cyber Policy Center at Stanford has organised a follow up session on 10 February 2021. Joris van Hoboken, together with Daphne Keller and Guillermo Beltra, will join the Cyb er Policy Center for another session that will allow for more in-depth conversations about the proposed EU Digital Service Act and Digital Markets Act.
10 February 2021 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) Register here .

New Project: Digital Platforms and the Digitisation of Expression and Surveillance

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A new Global Digital Cultures (University of Amsterdam) funded research project, Digital Platforms and the Digitisation of Expression and Surveillance, kicked off in January 2021. The project examines the troubling wave of regulation sweeping across Europe targeting public expression on online platforms, the role of platforms in the facilitation of government surveillance, and how platform practices shape information dissemination. As such, the project casts a light on how platforms’ specific digitisat…

NEW REPORT: Notions of Disinformation and Related Concepts (ERGA)

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The report on Disinformation and Related Concepts was commissioned by the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA). It aims to provide an overview of the current research on disinformation and related concepts across EU Member States, concluding with potential recommendations. DTDM researchers Ronan Fahy and Natali Helberger contributed to the report.
The report addresses the following points: (a) Identify and clarify the conceptual definitions of disinformation, misinformat…

Event: Quantum Delta Netherlands Launch

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The Quantum Netherlands Network was launched on 28 January 2021. Joris van Hoboken led a session on “Societal impact driving quantum technology innovation ” together with Victor Land, Deborah Nas, Julia Cramer, and Daniël Frijters. The presentation and discussion focused on The Living Lab Quantum and Society. There can be immense societal benefits as quantum technologies potentially alter our daily lives, in areas such as medicine, energy and finance. However, these developments could pose significant…

Event: Europe’s Digital Services Act, Stanford Cyber Policy Center

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The Cyber Policy Center at Stanford hosted a webinar on the EU’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act on 27 January 2020. Joris van Hoboken was part of a distinguished group of experts which included Daphne Keller (Director of the Center for Internet and Society), Guillermo Beltrà Navarro (European Union’s Digital Policy Lead), Eliška Pírková (Access Now’s Europe Policy Analyst) and moderated by Stanford Cyber Policy Center’s Marietje Schaake (International Policy Director and former Member of…

Conference: Privacy Camp 2021

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On 26 January 2021, Joris van Hoboken and Jill Toh, moderated two separate sessions at Privacy Camp 2021, an annual conference held the day before the start of CPDP 2021. Joris van Hoboken moderated a workshop “Teach me how to hurdle: Empowering data subjects beyond the template “, with Olivier Matter (EDPS Office), René Mahieu (LSTS/VUB), Safa Ghnaim (Tactical Tech) and Ana Pop Stefanija, (SMIT, VUB). The workshop explored ways in which individuals can self-organise and help each other, or help others…