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Job opening: The Ronald Coase Visiting Professorship in Law and Economics 2020-2112th May 2020
The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University currently accepts applications for the Ronald Coase Visiting Professorship in Law and Economics for the academic year 2020-21. We invite applications from experienced scholars of academic distinction, who will conduct research of high quality while in residence at TILEC.
Citizen sensing can be a valuable contribution to environmental risk governance30th April 2020
‘Citizen sensing’, grassroots-driven monitoring initiatives based on sensor technology, is a phenomenon that authorities increasingly encounter when dealing with an environmental risk. Although this form of citizen science is often driven by a conflict between citizens and authorities, both parties can actually benefit. That is one of the main findings of Anna Berti Suman’s PhD research, which she will defend in a livestream on May 8, 2020, at Tilburg University.
Postdoctoral Researcher Philosophy/STS21st April 2020
The department of Law, Technology, Markets, and Society (LTMS, home of TILT and TILEC) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher, with a background in philosophy and/or ethics of technology/STS, who will actively contribute to the NWO-MVI project ‘The Role and Responsibilities of Public Actors in Distributed Networks.
Dutch experiment with facial recognition: privacy risks require legislative choices21st April 2020
A smart doorbell with facial recognition; registering with your face rather than with an entry ticket; and now perhaps using facial recognition to identify individuals who have been into contact with Covid-19 patients? Facial recognition has serious implications for our privacy. The legislator can limit those risks, but will need to make legislative choices for that purpose.