Digital Transformation of Decision-Making

A research initiative of the Amsterdam Law School

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DTDM Lunchtime Talks

February 2021

19 February 2021: Ilaria Buri

Ilaria Buri presented on the recently-launched Digital Services Act Observatory, based at the Institute for Information Law. The Digital Services Act (DSA) legislative package will set the terms for the relation of European democracies with dominant digital platforms for the coming decades, and the goal of the DSA Observatory is to provide independent input and coordinate engagement on DSA proposals by the UvA research community, as well as our broader network of platform regulation experts in academia and other relevant stakeholders, including civil society.

26 February 2021: Marc Tiernan

Marc Tiernan is a PhD Researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for International Law, and the department of Criminal Law. His research focuses on secondary criminal liability for international crimes and serious human rights violations, and it is part of the research project Rethinking Secondary Liability for International Crimes (Rethinking SLIC*) directed by prof. Göran Sluiter. Marc presented his research on secondary criminal liability for international crimes, including around technologies companies.

March 2021

12 March 2021: Taylor Woodcock

Taylor Woodcock is a PhD Candidate at the Asser Institute, and her research relates to military applications of artificial intelligence and the obligations that arise with respect to these technologies under international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Her research is part of the research project Designing International Law and Ethics into Military Artificial Intelligence (DILEMA). Taylor presented her research around military applications of AI.

26 March 2021: Dr. Linnet Taylor (Tilburg University)

Dr. Linnet Taylor is Associate Professor at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), and leads the ERC-funded Global Data Justice project, seeking to understand the different perspectives worldwide on what constitutes just treatment through data technologies. Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on the use of new sources of digital data in governance and research around issues of human and economic development. Dr. Taylor spoke about her research around data technologies and governance.

April 2021

16 April 2021: Fabio Chiusi (AlgorithmWatch)

Fabio Chiusi is editor of the recent Automating Society Report 2020, published by AlgorithmWatch and Bertelsmann Stiftung. The report is a result of an unprecedented research effort to assess how automated processes and decisions are currently impacting all aspects of everyday life, ranging from welfare to health, education, justice and policing, in 16 European countries. Fabio presented on the Automating Society Report 2020 and the work he’s currently doing at AlgorithmWatch on “Tracing the Tracers“.

23 April 2021: Anton Ekker (Ekker Advocatuur)

Anton Ekker is at lawyer at Ekker Advocatuur, an Amsterdam-based law firm with a focus on digital rights, privacy and information law. Anton most recently represented a number of Uber and Ola drivers at the Amsterdam District Court in exercising their General Data Protection Regulation rights, in particular, on data access and transparency (Article 15 GDPR), data portability (Article 20) and automated decision-making (Article 22 GDPR). Full judgments, including unofficial English translations can be found here.

May 2021

7 May 2021: Dr. Iris van Domselaar

Dr. van Domselaar is Associate Professor in legal ethics and legal philosophy, and founding co-director of the Amsterdam Centre on the Legal Professions and Access to Justice. Her research focuses on the question of how to account for ethics in legal practice, and she especially addresses this question in relation to the classic legal institutions, like the judiciary and advocacy and other institutions relevant for securing values of political morality and the rule of law. Dr. van Domselaar spoke about her research around legal ethics, and particularly digitalisation and the ethics of lawyering.

28 May 2021: Prof. Alessio Pacces

Prof. Pacces is Professor of Law and Finance at the Amsterdam Law School and the Amsterdam Business School, and he is the director of the Amsterdam Center for Law and Economics (ACLE) and of the Master in Law and Finance at the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the economic analysis of corporate law and financial regulation. Prof. Paccess spoke about his current project as part of the UvA Research Priority Area Human(e) AI on Collective decisions in Law and Economics: A computational perspective (with Dr. Davide Grossi and Prof. Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci).