Digital Transformation of Decision-Making

A research initiative of the Amsterdam Law School

Month: November 2020

NEW REPORT: Legal Routes for the Speedy Removal of Unlawful Online Content

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The study was conducted in the context of the Dutch Minister for Legal Protection’s agenda in order to improve the position of victims of unlawful online content. The report provides insight into the legal and practical feasibility of a provision for the removal of unlawful online content that affects people personally. The purpose of the research is to enable people to remove unlawful online content as quickly as possible. It focuses on unlawful content that affects people, and thus falls under the ri…

INTERVIEW: Naomi Appelman addresses complexities of removing harmful content

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Internet bullying is on the rise, and the Dutch government has been exploring possibilities to combat harms on the internet. Naomi Appelman speaks to Trouw about the complexities of removing unlawful harmful content, as part of the new report commissioned by the Scientific Research and Documentation Center (WODC) of the Ministry of Justice and Security. Read the article here .

Symposium: Transnational Legal Ordering of Privacy and Speech

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On 11 September 2020, Joris van Hoboken and Ronan Fahy presented a paper at a symposium on Transnational Legal Ordering of Privacy and Speech, hosted by the University of California, Irvine School of Law. The paper is entitled “Regulating Disinformation in Europe: Implications for Speech and Privacy ,” and discusses the ongoing dynamics in the regulation of disinformation in Europe, focusing on the intersection between the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy. The discussion began wi…

Interview: Joran van Apeldoorn speaks about the CoronaMelder-app in the Netherlands

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In mid-October, the Dutch government launched the CoronaMelder App to aid with its national contact tracing efforts. However, the privacy, security and effectiveness of the app remain problematic. Joran van Appeldoorn speaks to Folia and NPO Radio 1 about these issues.
Joran van Appeldoorn, with other researchers, are investigating of the technological solutions that are being utilised to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the Digital Transformation of Decision-Making and Information (DTDM)…