Digital Legal Lab

in the media

associated researchers in media & society

VICE

October 2020

Professor Natali Helberger talked to VICE about the soon to be launched Digital Services Act – a European regulation that some experts say will change the internet forever. 

Al Jazeera

september 2020

Social media platforms are increasingly saying no to political ads. But what about sponsored political speech by influencers? Dr. Catalina Goanta appeared on Al Jazeera to talk about the spread of misinformation and how to regulate it.

de volkskrant

september 2020

In an opinion piece written together with legal scholar Sarah Eskens, professor Natali Helberger argues that a watchful eye should be kept on Apple and Google as the Netherlands implements the ‘CoronaMelder’ app to combat Covid-19. (In Dutch)

Brandpunt+

August 2020

Tech philosopher and legal scholar Bart van der Sloot explains why AI systems can reproduce human bias and discrimination – and what can be done about it. (In Dutch)

Radboud business law institute (OO&R)

July 2020

In a podcast of the Radboud Business Law Institute (OO&R), Pieter Wolters, Tom Salemink and Claartje Bulten discuss the cybersecurity issues when setting up a private company online. (In Dutch)

trouw

june 2020

Legal scholar Gijs van Dijck expresses his concerns about the use of algorithms by probation and parole agencies, warning that ethnic profiling may occur. (In Dutch)

nu.nl

june 2020

In this podcast by nu.nl, tech philosopher Esther Keymolen discusses the risks posed by facial recognition technologies. (In Dutch)

secondant

June 2020

Secondant, the magazine of the Dutch Centre for Crime Prevention and Safety (CCV), spoke with professor Ronald Leenes about the far-reaching impact of the coronavirus crisis on our civil liberties. (In Dutch)

bbc

June 2020

Professor Natali Helberger commented to the BBC on the use of contact-tracing technology to ease coronavirus lockdown, warning that apps are no silver bullet to counter the spread of Covid-19.

influencer law

april 2020

In this Youtube podcast hosted by dr. Catalina Goanta, dr. Pietro Ortolani and two other researchers talk about what social media platforms are doing to moderate content during the current global health crisis.

de volkskrant

april 2020

In daily newspaper de Volkskrant, professor Ronald Leenes commented on Facebook’s role in collecting data on the spread of the coronavirus. (In Dutch)

open letter to the dutch government

april 2020

A group of 60 scientists, including a few prominent researchers affiliated with the Digital Legal Lab, wrote a letter to the Dutch government to express their concerns about the use of apps to combat Covid-19.

univers

april 2020

Associate professor Linnet Taylor shared her views on coronavirus contact-tracing apps, and the potential risks they pose, with Tilburg University’s independent newspaper Univers.

trouw

februari 2020

In daily newspaper Trouw, professor Joris van Hoboken shared his opinion on an invasive tax detection system that was secretly used by the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. (In Dutch)

Al Jazeera

februari 2020

Dr. Catalina Goanta appeared on Al Jazeera to discuss how digitalisation will shape Europe’s future.

nrc

februari 2020

Professor Natali Helberger was interviewed by NRC on news feed algorithms and filter bubbles. (In Dutch)