EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

The conference hashtag is #EIJC18. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook  for the latest news and updates.
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Journalismfund.eu vzw is an independent non-profit organisation under Belgian law that aims to promote quality in-depth and cross-border journalism by giving working grants to journalists, by providing networking opportunities and by organising training sessions.
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Ronald Huissen

Platform Bescherming Burgerrechten
As an editor for Platform Bescherming Burgerrechten (Platform for civil rights protection) I report and do research on multiple privacy-related issues that have the special attention of NGO’s and individuals active within the Platform. Since 2009 I have covered topics as the Dutch Passport Law, the Dutch Elektronisch Patiëntendossier (Digital Health Records), the functioning of our national privacy watchdog and several other dossiers involving privacy-infringing laws and policies.

My articles are published on the website of the Platform and campaigns set up by the Platform and its members. In 2014 I published the book 'Privacy in de Zorg', on the detrimental effect the introduction of large-scale information systems has had on the protection of medical privacy in Dutch health care.

My latest project is the Platform campaign 'Bij Voorbaat Verdacht' ('Suspected in Advance'), an informative campaign that aims to raise consciousness on risk profiling carried out by the government. The campaign is set up to support the lawsuit against the Systeem Risico Indicatie (Risk Indication System) a profiling system the Dutch government has been using for several years on thousands of non-suspect citizens to detect fraud and other improper uses of public resources.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, May 26

1:00pm CEST