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Public Seminar: Big Data and the Police


On December 14, 2021, the public is invited for an open seminar on "Big Data and the Police: Between Utopia and Dystopia".

Meet researchers, software providers and civil rights groups for talks and joint discussions about the near and present future in relation to digitalised law enforcement.

Increasing datafication and digitalisation of our societies means increased access to personal data about citizens for police agencies. This can improve investigations, but also poses questions about privacy and data protection.
The CUPP research project aims to move beyond speculation, engage civil society and to facilitate dialogue with central stakeholders.

We look forward to seeing you.

Registration via PROSA:

10:00-11:30 Fact vs. fiction in digitalised surveillance systems
In theory vast data amounts from lots of different sources can be a powerful weapon for the police in order to fight and even predict crime. But what are the real-life concerns technically as well ethically, when police agencies are facing large and heterogenous databases?
Speaker: Christian Damsgaard is Associate Professor at DTU and an expert in Cyber Security and Distributed Systems.

11:30-12:00 Introduction to the CUPP project

12:00-13:00 Lunch and networking

13:00-14:00 Talks: Pitfalls and Possibilities with Intelligence-led Policing

14:00-15:00 Debate

15:00-16:00 Coffee and networking

IT University of Copenhagen, Auditorium 2, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen S

The seminar is hosted by the CUPP research project (Critical Understanding of Predictive Policing), ITU (IT University of Denmark) and PROSA (Danish Association of IT Professionals).

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Pitfalls and possibilities with Intelligence-led policing: Courtney Bowman (Palantir Technologies)
Pitfalls and possibilities with Intelligence-led policing: Jesper Lund (IT Political Association)