Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)

TILT studies emerging technologies and their impact on the individual and society, recognizing the interplay between technology, regulation and fundamental values & human rights.

TILT's 25th Anniversary Year: Events in January

This year will be TILT's 25th anniversary! 2019 will be full of events, symposia, international keynotes and more to celebrate that TILT was founded so many years ago and has grown to be one of the leading institutes in the world on law, technology and society under the consecutive leadership of Corien Prins, Han Somsen, Bert-Jaap Koops, Anton Vedder and Ronald Leenes.

Every month will be devoted to a different theme, such as cybercrime, e-health, privacy and climate change. You can find out more about TILT's 25th anniversary year here.

To kick-off our celebratory year, we have a special event planned with current/former colleagues and students on the 18th of January, from 13.00-22.00, at EVE, city centre of Tilburg. You can find more information about this event here.

Events in January

January will revolve around "Economic Power" and is organised by Colette Cuijpers, Inge Graef and Sebastian Dengler. Please find more information about this topic below:

How to tame the market power of digital giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon and the like?

Digital markets are becoming increasingly concentrated which raises concerns about whether these markets still deliver the best outcomes for consumers. While competition authorities around the world continue to investigate the practices of digital giants, calls have also been made for more far-reaching regulatory interventions including breaking up existing businesses in separate entities or treating digital giants like utilities. As many questions still remain to be answered regarding proper regulatory responses, the topic of market power promises to give rise to inspiring discussions this month.

The following events will take place in January:

15th of January from 20.00-22.00, we will watch and discuss the movie "The Cleaners". Please buy your ticket here. This event is open to everyone interested. Location is De Nieuwe Vorst, in the city centre of Tilburg.

22nd of January from 19.30-22.00, we will watch and discuss the documentary Toegang, and Esther Keymolen will give a presentation. We also have the honour of an introduction by the director of the movie, Barbara van den Boogaard. This event is free of charge and again, this event is open to everyone interested. Location is De Lochal, in the city centre of Tilburg.

24th of January from 16.00-17.30, Geoffrey Manne will give a Keynote Lecture in DZ 2, at our University. Geoffrey will be our visiting professor in January. Geoffrey is a leading expert in law and economics. His lecture is intended for the academic community at Tilburg University and free of charge, but please register via Ghislaine van den Maagdenberg: G.vdnmaagdenberg@tilburguniversity.edu

Each month, we will read a book together. This month, we will read Virtual Competition in three parts.

-  8th of January -13.00-14.00: Tilt Tables - Preface & Part I
- 15th of January -13.00-14.00: Tilt Tables - Part II & Part III
- 22th of January -13.00-14.00: Tilt Tables - Part IV & Part V and Final

All the information can also be found on www.tilt25.com.
We hope to see you at our events in January.