Tag Archive for Data

My investigation into data brokers in top 10 best articles of October (De Correspondent)

My article on data brokers (see below) was selected as one of the best articles in October 2015 by editor-in-chief of De Correspondent Rob Wijnberg.

View the overview here.

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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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