Digital Transformation of Decision-Making

A research initiative of the Amsterdam Law School

Roundtable: Researching Adult Content Creators on Digital Platforms

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On 8 June 2021, Jill Toh and Jef Ausloos took part in a roundtable discussion on “Researching Adult Content Creators on Digital Platforms” hosted by Catalina Goanta (Maastricht University) and Leto Peel (Maastricht University). The roundtable discussed two examples, Pornhub and OnlyFans, and the ethical and legal questions about data rights, contracts, privacy and consumer protection.

Regulating Disinformation in Europe: Implications for Speech and Privacy

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DTDM researchers Joris van Hoboken and Ronan Fahy had an article published in the latest volume of the UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law . The article is entitled “Regulating Disinformation in Europe: Implications for Speech and Privacy ”, and examines 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. An earlier draft of the article was presented at th…

Employee Monitoring as a Form of Imprisonment

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The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the large extent of which employee monitoring and surveillance tools have been used across different work settings. Hadassa Noorda and Jeevan Hariharan wrote about the connection between monitoring and imprisonment, stressing the need to move beyond the informational privacy debate when it comes to employee monitoring. View the post here .

Podcast: Digitally fuelled riots

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Fundamental rights & technology researcher Ronan Fahy (University of Amsterdam) and Tech philosopher Esther Keymolen (Tilburg University) talk about recent social media fueled riots, such as the Capitol riots in Washington and the Dutch curfew riots.
The Digital Hearing is a podcast series hosted by the Digital Legal Lab sectorplan and brings you voices, perspectives and ideas on recent events and issues relating to all things law & tech.
Listen here .

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…