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Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus Fryslân

Big Data, Peace and Justice: Potentials and Challenges

When:Mo 17-09-2018 16:00 - 18:00
Where:The Hague Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ, Den Haag

Big Data is revolutionizing the Peace and Justice sector. Artificial intelligence applications for case law analytics, data analysis for decision making and other innovations accelerate the processes and responses but also confront us with ethical implications. The Austrian Embassy and Campus Fryslân in collaboration with The Hague Humanity Hub are inviting to an exciting event to explore the potentials and challenges of the data revolution for peace and justice with practitioners and academics.

Preliminary programme

16.00 Introductory words by Heidemaria Gürer, Austrian Ambassador to the Netherlands

16.05 Opening by Ferdinand Grapperhaus, Minister for Justice and Security

16.15 Introduction by Eugen Freund, Member of the European Parliament

16.25 Plenary session

- Georg Krempl (Assistant Professor, Algorithmic Data Analysis Group, University Utrecht)
The Influence of Machine Learning

- Gerhard Kunnert (Austrian Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice)
General Data Protection Regulation and Big Data: The legal perspective

- Remco Boersma (Project Leader Big Data, Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security)
Opportunities and Risks for Security and Justice

- Oskar Gstrein (Senior Researcher, Data Research Centre, University Groningen)
Governmental Surveillance: A blueprint for regulation

17.25 Q&A in the plenary

17.35 Preparation parallel sessions

17.45 Parallel sessions: legal innovators show-casing research and development

- Sheelagh Bouvier (Marketing Officer, LexIQ)
Legal is changing, are you?

- Gijs van Dijck (Professor of Private Law, Law and Tech Lab, Maastricht University)
Legal Empowerment Through Technology

- Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law

18.05 Closing Words Andrej Zwitter (Professor of Governance and Innovation, University College Fryslan, University of Groningen)
The Road Ahead for Peace and Justice

18.15 Reception and drinks


Prof. Andrej Zwitter, Dean University College Fryslân, Director Data Research Centre, University of Groningen


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(limited number of seats available)