From: Stefania Milan <s.mi...@uva.nl> posted to < mediastud...@listcultures.org>
Dear all This is to inform you of an ongoing controversy around the sponsorship of the Amsterdam Privacy Conference (apc2018.com) by Palantir. This prompted myself and Becky Kazansky, co-organizers of the track ‘Digital Society and Surveillance’, to withdraw from the conference in mid-August, although we did spend a lot of time selecting abstracts and creating the program (and were of course very much looking forward to what looks otherwise a great event). We have explained our concerns here: https://data-activism.net/2018/09/why-we-wont-be-at-apc-2018/ (co-authored with the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University). A broader coalition of colleagues in the Netherlands and abroad has also raised concerns: https://fundingmatters.tech/ >>here you also find info to add your signature, if you so wish. While we respect the hard-work of our colleagues in putting together such an ambitious event (and as conference organizer myself I feel their pain when it comes to securing funds), we believe a public university like the UvA should not enter in partnerships that smell of... privacy-washing. Best regards, Stefania Stefania Milan Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, University of Amsterdam | https://stefaniamilan.net Principal Investigator, DATACTIVE (ERC Starting Grant 639379) | https://data-activism.net @annliffey | @data_ctive +31627875425 | +31(0)205252416 Fingerprint: 5A7B 6330 5684 FC39 3DC0 67D7 08B3 50AE 6AF5 1B63
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