Data Dilemmas: Fair data sharing with Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX)

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Data promises to unlock solutions to many of the major challenges of our time. Unfortunately, accessing this data is not as easy as it seems. Who wants to share business-sensitive data with a competitor? Or privacy-sensitive data? Due to uncertainty about security, privacy and data ownership, less than 1% of all data is actually used, shared and analysed. At the same time, as individuals and organisations we often give away our data – without even realising it. Large tech parties collect, process and use data to make a profit.

In response to these challenges, Amsterdam Data Exchange (AMdEX) aims to shape the future of a fair data economy where data owners can securely share their data. Central to AMdEX is the premise that data are not shared without permissions from data owner. What conditions would you set before sharing your personal data? Or competitively sensitive information? Or your research data? The session presents key experiences, dilemmas and lessons learned from the AMdEX initiative and invites the audience to contribute to the discussion.


  • 15:50 – 16:00 Walk-in
  • 16:00 – 16:10 Welcome and introductions, Leonie van den Beuken (Amsterdam Smart City)
  • 16:10 – 16:20 Introduction to AMdEX, Joep Meindertsma (Dexes)
  • 16:20 – 16:30 AMdEX case study: Marineterrein Sensor Data, Tom van Arman (Tapp)
  • 16:30 – 16:40 Future of AMdEX, Jan van Boesschoeten (AMS-IX)
  • 16:40 – 16:45 Critical reflection by Waag (speaker TBA)
  • 16:45 – 17:00 Panel discussion
  • 17:00 – 17:30 Wrap-up and networking drinks

About Data Dilemma Series
Data Dilemmas is a collaboration between Amsterdam Smart City and the City of Amsterdam’s Data Lab. Three times a year we explore the possibilities for using data and new technologies to address urban and societal challenges, with a focus on responsible digitalization. The goal is to use data to make cities more safe, clean and accessible. But what happens to all the data that is collected? Which dilemmas do we encounter when we collect (personal) data to improve the city? These questions are important for everyone: governments, knowledge institutions, companies, and civil society. Amsterdam Smart City would like to explore with you which decisions are needed for responsible use of data.

To join us please register via Evenbrite:

The development of AMdEX is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund