The application of ‘big data’ to make predictions about future behaviour is increasingly being applied in policing and by social services. The more it is important to publicly discuss this development and exchange knowledge about it.

Hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, leading academics and practitioners from the Netherlands and the UK have been invited to discuss use cases of predictive analytics while not forgetting about its societal implications and ethical issues from privacy to biased algorithms.

Can prediction make our societies safer, as some say? Or is it itself an unsafe practice, as others fear? By exploring its complex details, this event hopes to contribute to an open discussion. We look forward to welcoming you at the Royal Society on Tuesday, 4 December 6pm. Besides members of the Dutch and British Police (tbc), our speakers will be:

Claudia Aradau, King’s College London: Claudia Aradau is Professor of International Politics in the School of Security Studies. Her current research analyses contemporary articulations of security and unknowns, particularly as mediated through data, algorithmic practices and digital devices.

Bob Hoogenboom, Nyenrode Business University: Bob Hoogenboom’s research is located in the field of fraud and fraud prevention, integrity issues and public-private collaboration in the security industry. He is Professor of Forensic Business Studies, member of Transparency International Nederland, and of the Netherlands Intelligence Study Association (NISA).

Wajid Shafiq, CEO of Xantura: Xantura is the leading provider of data sharing and advanced analytics to the public sector. It supports vulnerable groups. Wajid will elaborate on a pilot they are conducting on predictive policing in relation to domestic violence.

Marc Schuilenburg, VU University Amsterdam: Marc Schuilenburg works on the edge of Sociology, Philosophy and Criminology. He teaches in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, VU University Amsterdam. His last English book is The Securitization of Society. Crime, Risk, and Social Order (New York University Press).

Hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands & King’s College London.



Date and time

Tue 4 December, 2018



The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
Room: The Kohn Centre


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