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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

ILP Lab together with EDRi concludes data retention is still invalid

The ILP Lab drafted a report for European Digital Rights initiative (EDRi) on mandatory data retention in Europe. Although the Data Retention Directive was invalidated thanks to legal action brought forward by EDRi member Digital Rights Ireland, many of the national implementations of the defunct Directive remain in place with no prospective of invalidation. Data… Read more

No duty to restrict end-to-end encryption under child protection rules

End-to-end encryption is applied in various communication services. It provides secure communications and affords its users privacy. However, encryption also makes it difficult for law enforcement to detect and investigate the distribution of images of child sexual abuse via these services. In this report, the ILP Lab investigates whether states have a positive obligation to… Read more

ILP Lab calls for more openness of data in the UBO-register

The ILP Lab has published a report about the parameters of disclosing data as open data in the UBO-register, whilst respecting the privacy, personal integrity and other legitimate interests, including potential security risks, of persons recorded in the register. The UBO-register is the register for Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBO) that must be established pursuant to… Read more

ILP Lab designs duty of care to protect against social media censorship

The ILP Lab today published a policy paper on how platforms can be obliged to prevent censorship. Student-researchers from the Lab propose a duty of care for intermediaries, such as hosting providers, to protect the fundamental rights of their subscribers and others affected by the information they host. This “User Protection Duty” is necessary to… Read more