Freedom of communication

Data justice

State surveillance

Data and algorithms can be powerful tools in promoting a just society. But their careless use can also reinforce inequality and compromise legal certainty. Strong regulation and oversight can protect people against these harms.

Governments should always be able to demonstrate that the data and algorithms they use do not lead to discrimination. In the Netherlands and in Europe, we advance policy that protects people from the state's use of algorithmic systems. We study the risks of these systems and advise how law and technology can mitigate those risks. We help people take part in conversations about the ‘data-driven government’ and hold the Data Protection Authority to account.

The topics we tackle in this program include the AI-Act, and the compliance with and enforcement of the GDPR.

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