DTDM Lunchtime Talks
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.
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.
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.