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Zo houden datahandelaren ons in de gaten (De Correspondent)

For De Correspondent I did an investigation into data brokers in the Netherlands. We know all too well about the practices of American data brokers, but why has so little been written on the information-sharing economy in my country? I talked to six Dutch data brokers and various market associations and experts in order to find out how data brokers operate.

Read my article here.

Zo houden datahandelaren ons in de gaten

Heel Holland Transparant (De Correspondent)

For De Correspondent I helped setting up an experiment on social and risk scoring, called Heel Holland Transparant. This social experiment ranks 70 random Dutch citizens according to publicly available information, hereby simulating the every day practices of governments and businesses that are increasingly resorting to scoring models, which categorise citizens based on their personal and aggregated data. The experiment criticises these methods, as information that is taken out of its context can often lead to false predictions and therefore wrong decision-making. I did the research for the experiment.

View the experiment on a separate website here.

Read the article my colleagues Dimitri Tokmetzis and Maurits Martijn wrote here.

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Wie zijn de grootste datahandelaren van Nederland? (De Correspondent)

For De Correspondent I asked readers to help me with my research on Dutch data brokers.

Read the call for tips and documents here.

Wie zijn de grootste datahandelaren

Villamedia on my research on Publeaks

On 25 September 2015, Dutch journalism magazine Villamedia covered my research on whistleblowing platform Publeaks. The article discusses how Publeaks is faring two years after it was launched.


Hoe fraude het nieuwe terrorisme werd (De Correspondent)

For De Correspondent I co-wrote an article—with journalist Maurits Martijn—about the intrusive fraud measures of the Dutch government that affect a disproportionately large number of citizens.

Read the full article here.

Hoe fraude