In an event held at De Balie in Amsterdam, Mireille Hildebrandt will participate in a debate (in Dutch) alongside other academics (in law, philosophy, and data-driven/algorithmic systems), journalists, and writers. The speakers will discuss the topic of “menselijk recht in tijden van datasturing and natuurgeweld” (human-made law in the era of data control and natural disasters). The debate will take as its starting point and common thread excerpts from the forthcoming book of jurist and philosopher Maxim Februari entitled Doe zelf normaal: Menselijk recht in tijden van datasturing en natuurgeweld. The invited speakers will talk about the issue at the heart of Februari’s new book: how to safeguard fundamental rights and the rule of law in societies facing the daunting issues of climate change and the rise of smart technologies. Central to the evening’s thematic discussion is how to best involve society at large in the discussion on how the rule of law needs to adapt in light of these developments. How can human beings retain some level of control in a world where the forces of nature and technology seem to incrementally erode it? For more information (tickets or livestream, visit the website of De Balie).
Hildebrandt to present keynote on ‘A new Hermeneutics for Computational Law’ at ICAL ‘23 Conference on December 18
On December 18, Mireille Hildebrandt will introduce the audience of the ICAL ‘23 Conference in Geneva to a topic she will also extensively expand on in her upcoming monograph, ‘A new Hermeneutics for Computational Law’.... »
Daniel J. Solove, Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law at the George Washington University Law School - and one of the global thought leaders on privacy matters - and Hideyuki Matsumi, a doctoral researcher of the Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LSTS), have co-authored the paper ‘The Prediction Society: Algorithms and the Problems of Forecasting the Future’.
In their paper they state that algorithmic predictions are types of inferences that current privacy and data protection laws fail to adequately address. They argue that the use of algorithmic predictions is a distinct issue warranting different treatment from other types of inference and they further examine the issues laws must consider when addressing the problems of algorithmic predictions.
Hildebrandt stresses the need to steer free from harm-approach in response to keynote of professor Nadya Purtova at the Beyond Data Protection Conference
On 22 September Professor Hildebrandt presented her reply to the keynote of Professor Nadya Purtova, during the international Beyond Data Protection Conference at Utrecht University (based on Purtova’s ERC project). Hildebrandt discussed the need to steer free from the harm-approach to fundamental rights impact assessments, reminding the audience that the Court of Justice of the European Union takes a violation-approach. To establish a violation we need not prove harm. Fundamental rights are part of international constitutional law, and the approach to assessing potential impact should not be framed on e.g. tort law (where harm caused is a condition) or on utilitarian ideology (based on the harm-principle and cost-benefit analyses). Whereas Anglo-American legal theory is ‘marinated’ in a utilitarian approach, European legal theory takes the violation of rights seriously as an independent criterion for fundamental rights impact assessments. Hildebrandt also recalled the fact that the GDPR protects not only data subjects, but - as stipulated in art. 1, 24, 25, 32 and 35 - requires that controllers foresee potential impact for natural persons.... »
Hildebrandt and Meessen gave a keynote and a talk at the FALL DAYS at the Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics in the Netherlands
Hildebrandt and Meessen gave a keynote and a talk during the FALL DAYS of the Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics (IPA) in the Netherlands. The focus will be on sustainable software for data- en code-driven systems, highlighting the impact of upstream design decisions that have normative effects on downstream deployment and end-users.... »