Tag Archive for Fraud

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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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


Hoe de overheid de strijd tegen fraude wél kan winnen (De Correspondent)

For De Correspondent I interviewed a researcher who analysed multiple fraud cases and categorised five types of frauds, for whom he designed distinct methods for fraud prevention and detection.

Read the full article here.

Hoe de overheid

De Fraudewet maakt burgers tot fraudeurs – maar laat fraudeurs onbestraft (De Correspondent)

For De Correspondent I interviewed the National ombudsman about a report condemning the so-called Fraud Law, given its devastating financial impact on citizens who are mistakenly seen as frauds. The report and media reporting caused a public outcry and led the responsible minister to changing the law.

Read the full article here.

.Hoe de Fraudewet

Hoe ik door een fout in een database duizenden euro’s misliep (De Correspondent)

For De Correspondent I wrote a story about how I personally encountered flaws in the governments’ central databases.

Read the full article here.

Hoe ik door een fout