Public Seminar: Big Data and the Police

10:00 - 15:00
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Increasing datafication and digitalisation of our societies means increased access to personal data about citizens for police agencies. This can improve investigations, but also poses questions about privacy and data protection.

The CUPP research project aims to move beyond speculation, engage civil society and to facilitate dialogue with central stakeholders.

The project is funded by NordForsk.

We look forward to seeing you!


10:00-11:30 Fact vs. fiction in digitalised surveillance systems
In theory vast data amounts from lots of different sources can be a powerful weapon for the police in order to fight and even predict crime. But what are the real-life concerns technically as well ethically, when police agencies are facing large and heterogenous databases?
Speaker: Christian Damsgaard is Associate Professor at DTU and an expert in Cyber Security and Distributed Systems.

11:30-12:00 Introduction to the CUPP project

12:00-13:00 Lunch and networking

13:00-14:00 Talks: Pitfalls and Possibilities with Intelligence-led Policing
Paula Kift, a Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineer at Palantir Technologies
Christian Wiese Svanberg, former DPO of the National Police of Denmark during the procurement of Pol-Intel
Jesper Lund: IT Political Association

14:00-15:00 Debate

The seminar is hosted by the CUPP research project (Critical Understanding of Predictive Policing), ITU (IT University of Denmark) and PROSA (Danish Association of IT Professionals).


Bodil Aurstad. Photo: NordForsk

Bodil Aurstad

Senior Adviser