Privacy and Due Process after the Computational Turn


Philosopher’s Reading Panel at the CPDP2011 on:

Privacy and Due Process after the Computational Turn
Philosophers of law meet data scientists and philosophers of technology
26th January 2011 9.30-17.30

Mireille Hildebrandt (Law Science Technology and Society, Vrije
Universiteit Brussel and Erasmus University Rotterdam), with Solon
Barocas (New York University) and Katja de Vries (Law Science
Technonology and Society, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Risk assessment, credit-scoring, marketing, anti-money laundering data
mining techniques, criminal profiling, customer relationship management,
predictive medicine, e-learning, and financial markets all thrive on
data mining techniques that enable a novel abductive type of knowledge
construction based on a type of computation not within the reach of the
human mind.

This colloquium will confront philosophers of law with the implications
of emerging technologies, such as smart environments, that thrive on
knowledge discovery in databases. Also, it aims to inquire into the
implications of the relevant knowledge claims from the perspective of
philosophy of technology.


DATA SCIENCE: Lorenzo Magnani is a philosopher and cognitive scientist
and a professor at the University of Pavia, Italy; Martijn van Otterlo
is a computer scientist and a postdoc in the DTAI group at the Computer
Science department of KU Leuven. PHILOSOPHY OF LAW: Ian Kerr holds the
Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology at the University of
Ottawa Faculty of Law. Antoinette Rouvroy is a life-time research
associate at the Belgian FRS – FNRS (National Fund for Scientific
Research) and senior researcher at the Information Technology and Law
Research Centre (CRID) of the University of Namur, Belgium, PHILOSOPHY
AND ETHICS OF TECHNOLOGY: Helen Nissenbaum and Finn Brunton, Helen
Nissenbaum is professor of Media, Culture & Communication and Computer
Science at New York University, Finn Brunton, is a postdoctoral
researcher at New York University, he will present their paper at the
Reading Panel. Elena Esposito teaches Sociology of Communication at the
University of Modena-Reggio Emilia.

The aim is to have an intense meeting of minds within a seminar setting.
The reading panel will start off with 2 keynote papers by specialists in
‘data science’, followed by keynote responses by 2 philosophers of law
and 2 philosophers of technology. All papers are meant to address the
challenges of the computational turn. During the reading panel session
(1 full day) 1.5 hour will be reserved for each keynote paper
(presentation, replies and discussion). The idea is that all
participants will have studied all papers in advance, so presentations
can be brief, focusing on intra-panel discussion and discussion with
other participants.

Participants must register for the CPDP2011 Conference, via:

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