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BC-Holland Housing Innovation Lab: AI and Cleaning your Organizations Archives

Shaping the housing associations of the future

BCNPHA is delighted to announce a partnership with the Dutch housing sector, CorpoNet,  with the aim of exchanging ideas and innovation to help us shape the future of housing, with the BC-Holland: Housing Innovation Lab Series. Sessions will investigate key themes including digital transformation, the customer experience, getting to grips with data, smart homes, and predictive technology, modern methods of construction, circular economy and innovative service delivery.

The Netherlands is renowned for its cutting-edge approach to housing. From Qlinker the world’s first completely digital housing association in Utrecht to 3D printed houses being built in Eindhoven, there will be plenty to learn and talking about in the coming months.

Participants can listen and learn from the featured speakers, and are also invited to play an active role in the innovation lab if there are exciting new projects, services, etc that you are apart of and would like to share, or are looking for support and connection. By working together and focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship, we hope the Innovation Lab will provide a catalyst for genuine transformation and collaboration.

Series Workshop Three – AI and Cleaning your Organization’s Archives

During the presentation Noortje van Mierlo (Thuisvester) and Marc Jacobs (Azami) will share how Dutch housing association Thuisvester is interpreting GDPR privacy legislation and protecting its data accordingly. Both speakers will present the approach and steps taken of the Thuisvester cyber privacy project and provide participants in the session insight into how AIDA’s AI-algorithms are functioning to be able to detect GDPR content. As a result, a total of 21,000 passports and 44,000 social citizen numbers were cleaned for Thuisvester.

Noortje and Marc look forward to an interactive session in which they will share more about the Thuisvester cyber privacy project, how GDPR AI algorithms work in real projects and hope to answer any questions you might have!

Presenter – Noortje van Mierlo

Noortje has been working at Thuisvester (housing association 17.000 rental units and 200 employees) for the last 16 years. During this period of time I have gained knowledge and skills in information management and process improvement (lean six sigma blackbelt). Currently I am responsible for cyber security and alignment with GDPR legislation in my organization.

Presenter – Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs has a background in analytics and AI. In 2017 Marc founded the company Azami BV. With a team of programmers and machine-teachers Azami BV developed AIDA: a GDPR-scanner that uses AI to detect and clean GDPR-sensitive content in the data sets of over 18 Dutch housing- associations. Azami BV is serving Dutch housing-associations that have (often unintentionally) captured copies of passports and social citizen numbers in their digital archives. They don’t need or want this privacy-sensitive information of citizens in their archives, and are therefore required by GDPR legislation toclean it.

In the past 6 years AIDA has detected and cleaned more than 2M passports, social citizen numbers, words indicating religion, etc from 85M pages. Each day AIDA helps cyber-protecting the privacy of your data-sets by removing all non-essential GDPR sensitive content:

‘.. since what you don’t have, cannot be stolen’.



June 13, 2023


9:00 - 9:45am PST



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