7 Dec 2018


Legal, ethical, economic and technological lessons for a robust data economy.

As humanity becomes increasingly data dependable, it is necessary to make sure that the data it stands on reflect the values inherent to a fair, ethical, and economically sound society. If so, data can be used as a tool for inclusion, for closing inequality gaps, and for building a more balanced society.

This values-centric symposium aims to bring together experts from data science, ethics, economics and law to create a White Paper establishing basic principles for the use of data in the data economy.


12.30 –13.00: Coffee and Registration

13.00 – 14.00: TRUST IN DATA (panel 1)
Chair: Maja Brkan (FdR)
Participants: Michel Dumontier (IDS); tbc (FaSoS); Gaby Odekerken-Schröder (SBE); Jerry Spanakis (DKE); Anke Moerland (FdR), Gijs van Dijck (FdR)

14.00 – 15.00: MORALITY AND ETHICS IN DATA (panel 2)
Chair: Jaap Hage (FdR)
Participants: Maja Brkan (FdR); Darian Meacham (FaSoS); David Townend (FHML); Jennifer Sellin (FdR); Gerhard Weiss (DKE)

15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break

15.30 - 16.00: Key note - The intersection of intellectual property and data in the United Nations’ World Economic and Social Survey 2018 by Anselm Kamperman Sanders (FdR)

16.00 – 17.00: ECONOMIC VALUE OF DATA (panel 3)
Chair: Anselm Kamperman Sanders (FdR)
Participants: Martin Wetzels (SBE); Ana Ramalho (FdR); Marta Santos Silva (FdR); Rudolf Müller (BISS)

17.00 – 19.00: ROUNDTABLE (with policy makers and UM students)
Chair and Rapporteur: Ana Ramalho (FdR)
Participants: Former MEP Edit Herczog; Andres Guadamuz (U. Sussex); Gaia Lisi; Eisa Rahimi; Virginia Debernardi; Bert Brookfield-Hird

Organising committee: Ana Ramalho, Anselm Kamperman Sanders, Marta Santos Silva, Maja Brkan and Jennifer Sellin.


Faculty of Law (Bouillonstraat 1-3, Maastricht)
Room: Feestzaal


Please send an email to Elke Hundhausen in order to register (only 20 seats are available).