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The Political Microtargeting Project: Safeguarding democratic values in digital political practices

June 2nd marks the start of a new ICDS research project: the Political Microtargeting Project. Political microtargeting takes a central feature in today’s political campaigning, which has a great impact on democratic processes and legitimacy. Political microtargeting, and the conditions under which the use of AI and data analytics can contribute to, or threaten digital democracy are …

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Operationalising Research Access in Platform Governance

This week, ICDS researchers Jef Ausloos and Paddy Leerssen presented their new report on access to platform data, in partnership with AlgorithmWatch. The report, ‘Operationalising Research Access in Platform Governance’, seeks to identify best practices for regulating the transparency of platform services for purposes of public interest research. To this end, it draws on best …

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Statement Natali Helberger in Dutch Parliament on Corona app

Statement van Prof. Dr. Natali Helberger naar aanleiding van de uitnodiging deel te nemen aan het rondetafelgesprek over de Corona-app in de Tweede Kamer op 22 April 2020: Geachte voorzitter, geachte leden van de Tweede Kamer, hartelijk bedankt voor deze uitnodiging. Samen met mijn collega’s hebben wij afgelopen week een brief geschreven die inmiddels door …

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NOS Nieuwsuur: Chaos around the procedure for Corona apps

Last week in The Netherlands, 7 companies presented their proposal of possible Corona tracking apps during a digital event. Scientists and experts express their concerns about these tracking and tracing apps. In an interview with NOS Nieuwsuur, Natali Helberger raises questions about the use and introduction of these apps, the societal implications, and possible alternatives …

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Experts: “Apps have an impact on more than (data) privacy alone”

“Surveillance is permanent in its effects, even if it is discontinuous in its action.” – Michel Foucault   In a letter last week, over 55 scientists and experts (and counting), including Natali Helberger and Claes de Vreese, expressed their concerns about the Corona apps to the Dutch government. In their letter, they urge the government …

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ICDS COVID-19 Research

The COVID-19 pandemic has serious consequences for our way of living. Countries across the world have taken different approaches to tackle this crisis. The Netherlands has chosen for the “intelligent lockdown”, which has raised many questions and concerns. Therefore, ICDS is fielding a survey this week to study Dutch citizens’ attitudes towards this approach, their compliance …

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