Libraries play an important role in our society. For a vast majority of people who rely on libraries and their collections, libraries function as gatekeepers to the public’s access to information and knowledge. Libraries also have an important role in facilitating this access in the online environment, a role which has been made clearer during… Read more
The Glushko & Samuelson Information Law and Policy Lab develops and promotes research-based policy solutions that protect fundamental rights and freedoms in the field of European information law.
ILP Lab advises Dutch government on algorithmic transparency
Algorithms have a lot of impact on our lives. But we often know little about they way they work. The Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security engaged the ILP Lab to perform a study on transparency with regard to automated decision making. Student researchers used a case study on dating apps to review to what… Read more
ILP Lab investigates app tracking for noyb
The ILP Lab today published a report on privacy issues surrounding app tracking for the European privacy organisation noyb. When developers create apps, they often use building blocks made by other companies. Many of these building blocks, called software development kits (SDKs), contain tracking technologies which gather privacy-sensitive data. The ILP Lab investigated the privacy… Read more
ILP Lab publishes report on children and social media for Consumentenbond
On behalf of the Dutch Consumer Organisation (Consumentenbond), the ILP Lab drafted a report regarding the data protection of children on social media platforms. Under the GDPR, platforms must offer ‘specific protection’ to children with regard to the processing of their personal data (recital 38 GDPR). The GDPR provides little guidance on the interpretation of… Read more