Seminar: The ethics of Big Data

Start date

Monday, 26 Feb 2018, 15:00

End date

Monday, 26 Feb 2018, 17:15

CIC Rotterdam, Stationsplein 45, Rotterdam | 4th floor

The advent of the Big Data era comes with the promise of better and more efficient policy-making for a safer, healthier, wealthier and more democratic world. Big Data is particularly approached as a means which enable cities to be “smart” by offering data-driven solutions to modern urban challenges. At the same time, implementing Big Data policies and collecting and using people’s data comprise various ethical concerns for policy-makers. For instance, how is it possible to exploit data securely without infringing on people’s privacy norms and rights? And how can Big Data-based policy be truly democratic and useful for everyone, rather than benefit the digitally savvy and “usual suspects”? Our esteemed panel will explore these and related issues.

Ethics and Big Data
Prof. Dr. Jeroen van den Hoven (TU Delft)

Whose (big) data in whose city?
Dr. Jiska Engelbert (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

A secure city for private citizens
Dr. Jason Pridmore (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Moderator: Dr. Saskia Bayerl (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

This seminar is organized by the Rotterdam Knowledge Lab for Urban Big Data and The LDE Centre for BOLD Cities.

When: 26 February 2018, 15:30-17:15. Entrance from 15:00. There will be drinks afterwards.
Where: CIC Rotterdam, Stationsplein 45, Rotterdam. Fourth floor.     
Entrance: Free, but please register before 21 February. You can register by sending an e-mail to Luuk Schokker, at

More information

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