Digital Transformation of Decision-Making

A research initiative of the Amsterdam Law School

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 world-leading institutions. In three of the sessions, more senior researchers provide context and share recent research on the impact of algorithms. Each  session is an hour-long  begins  with  a  presentation  by  the  speakers, and  followed  by  a  comment from one  of  the  students  and  a  discussion. 

DTDM researchers Prof. Natali Helberger, Jill Toh and Naomi Appelman will be presenting and moderating in the following sessions:

Technological Transformations, Labour and Resistance
31 March 2021 – 12:00-13:00 CET
Wenlong Li, Postdoctoral Researcher, Birmingham University, “Reversing Data Flows From Platforms to Gig Workers via Law: A Critique”
Jill Toh, PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), “Gig workers, data rights and forms of resistance: Cases against Uber and Ola at the Amsterdam District Court”

Senior Panel II: Platform Governance and Content Moderation
14 April 2021 — 13:00 – 14:30 CET
Natali Helberger, Professor at University of Amsterdam, “Challenging Platform Power: Exploring New
Governance Approaches for Big Tech”

Matthias C. Kettemann, Senior Researcher at Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institute/Head of Research Group at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, “Normfare: Ruling Platforms Can Be Dangerous”
Moderator: Jill Toh, PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Algorithmic Opacity and Fundamental Rights
26 May 2021 – 12:00-13:00 CET
Francesca Palmiotto, PhD Candidate, European University Institute, “Algorithmic Evidence and Fundamental Rights”
Eliška Pírková, Policy Analyst, Access Now, “Amplification of potentially harmful content, recommender systems and algorithmic transparency”
Moderator: Naomi Appelman, PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR)

The events are open to the public and will take place online on Zoom. Join the discussion at: (Zoom Meeting-ID: 991 622 1271).
Please use your real and full name when joining us on Zoom.

The Digital Ideas Lunch Series is hosted by the European Law School at Humboldt University, Prof. Dr. Stefan Grundmann, in cooperation with King’s College London’s Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law and Society and digital partner Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society for the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers.

Convenor: Niklas Eder (HU Berlin/ISP Yale Law School). Co-Convenors: Mateja Durovic (King’s College London, Deputy Director Center for Technology, Law Ethics and Society), Matthias C. Kettemann (Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut/Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society/Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers), Jill Toh (University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law).

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