Anton Ekker

Anton Ekker

Tech and Privacy Lawyer
Roundtable Leader
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Biography

Anton specialises in the legal aspects of large-scale and complex data processing, with a focus on digital rights, AI and privacy. In the past few years, he has handled several high-stake public interest cases on privacy-related issues. In 2019 he assisted a coalition of privacy organizations in a case against the Dutch government that resulted in a ban on the Systeem Risico Indicatie (SyRI), that was used to detect fraud. Currently he represents several groups of Uber and Ola drivers before the Court of Appeals of Amsterdam in cases about data transparency, profiling and automated decision-making.

Anton is chairman of the Dutch Association of AI Attorneys (Vereniging AI Advocaten, VAIA). Previous to his career as a lawyer, Anton obtained a PhD at the Institute for Information Law (IViR).