Tag Archive for Netherlands

Hoe een ‘kalifaatgezin’ uit Huizen een stempel kreeg waar het nooit meer vanaf komt (De Correspondent)

For De Correspondent I wrote an update on an interview I did back in 2014 with researcher Sven Brinkhoff, concerning starting information for criminal investigations. The reason for the update was a news article by De Volkskrant stating that the police had incorrectly judged and acted upon a piece of information it had received from the Dutch intelligence services, meaning an innocent family were jailed upon suspicion of joining ISIL.

Read my update here.

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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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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

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.

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