Ethics & Human Rights in a Digital Society


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Good talk! It's good to stay awake and aware when it comes to privacy. Thanks!

Wouter de Wild at 08:30 on 5 Nov 2016

The talk gave me a little bit a "78% of the statistics are made up. This is probably one of them." feeling. Although it was a nice talk, it was also very opinionated.

I left this talk inspired, scared and willing to contribute to privacy&ethics in data collection in my local community.

The speaker knows how to make an impact, and I would suggest this talk to most non-techies too.

Nothing new in the talk, since I work in security and software too, but surely a good "wake up call".

Had seen the ine at infosecurity two days earlier. Very good there is attention to this subject. Only thing that worries me about the talk are the somewhat suggestive remarks without backing these up. For instance microsoft sponsoring a privacy meeting isnt wrong by itself, what did they do there that you left prematurely. Dont become the aluhat league...

Anonymous at 13:39 on 5 Nov 2016

Anonymous at 15:43 on 5 Nov 2016

Excellent choice of topic because this can't be said enough. The piratenpartij is also a great choice for this talk. I hope at least some people walk away with the feeling they have to change something.

My expectations were too high though. The subject is very important but the talk was shallow. Needed more arguments and stronger opinions. Also for someone who is joining the elections in March she needs to improve her presenter skills. I do hope she does well and I am certain she will improve over time but will it be enough?

I came in with very high expectations, this talk was one of the reasons why I wanted to come to DomCode this year. Although it was a good talk, I was slightly disappointed. A lot of the information given was pretty standard PiratenPartij information. I had hoped to have seen a bit more depth to it, with more data to back up all the claims. Don't get me wrong, I liked the talk and it definitely strengthened my decision to vote PiratenPartij, but I had just expected more of it.

One additional comment: It felt like you were really nervous. There was no need for that. This is your crowd. We're the tech-savvy that understand the message you want to get across :)

James Titcumb at 11:56 on 6 Nov 2016

A reasonable overview style talk about privacy. Trouble is, there was a lot of statements like "if we don't do X then Y will happen and society will collapse" without explaining why, which came across as sensational scaremongering a little. Another thing that leaves me sceptical, is that I think many "non tech" people just dont care. To leap from not caring about privacy ("I have nothing to hide, so why should I care" argument) to eventual collapse of society and liberty is a REALLY unfathomable leap. Identity theft and so on are the real compelling reasons here IMO, and some real world case studies would've helped. This is probably the longest comment I've left on, and it's a talk that has got me really thinking about this topic, which I guess means it was a really good talk, but it just lacked that validation I think. Honestly I'm on the cusp of rating this talk a 5 because it WAS good, and although I understand the justifications that we should care, I still don't know how the necessary prudence required can be echoed to non technical folks, and even instilled in the next generations to come.

Jerry Verhoef at 16:38 on 6 Nov 2016

Don't get me wrong, the subject is interesting for everyone. You can't be told enough to safe guard privacy. The speaker was fantastic, experienced, perfect interaction with the audience, beautiful slides and a reference to one of my favorite movie.

Now for the bad part: after about 15 minutes I got the feeling I was at a political rally. And if prepared myself a bit more I would have noticed that the speaker is running for a political party called "De piratenpartij". Although I really support their cause I don't think that there is no place in modern political system for a single issue party. Furthermore halve of the audience isn't even allowed to vote in the Netherlands. The talk is IMHO really out of place at an international conference like Domcode

I'm rating this as a keynote - and as such it should make you question yourself and inspire. I didn't feel that as much as I would have liked from -what I hope- is a future prominent figure in politics in the netherlands.
More real world examples on the damage of being "the product" for regular people would be nice, and maybe a little more on what we (and you) can do about it.

Jeroen Boersma at 10:59 on 7 Nov 2016

Loved some of the information, nice insights and to the point about what data about you is used and sold by big companies.
Next time, leave the "vote for us" at home and you would get a star extra. (it even was against the COC)

Anonymous at 14:18 on 7 Nov 2016

Good topic, but would have been improved with more concrete examples (not only does this help any average techie think harder about their own work and companies, but comes across as more factual because, well, case studies are factual).

I thought it was a good closing keynote for DomCode. The speaking tone was also good for the echo-y venue: even in front of the speakers, she was easy to understand and I noticed the schrijftolken easily kept up with her on the screen.

Anonymous at 15:25 on 7 Nov 2016

Great topic, but the presentation felt a bit shallow. If you've been following the discussions around privacy or PPNL then most of the presentation is not new. It's a good introduction to those who are unknown to the topic, but I hope everyone in the venue knew this already. I personally would've liked some more hands-on suggestions or in-depth studies or tips on how we as developers could improve our workflow to better prepare and think of privacy implications while building.

The choice of some images did scare me a bit though. They really felt as if they were plucked of a site like Niburu or some other conspiracy-theory site. I was starting to fear PPNL was just another tinfoil-hat community because of it.

You'll still have my vote, but a change of imagery would serve you well imho.