Schedule: Ethics, Policy & Privacy sessions

With great power comes great responsibility. Data’s many benefits bring new issues in ethics and law. Be a part of the developing dialogue, and learn of the impact on your life and business.

Location: Palace Suite - Blenheim Room Level: Non-technical
Stian Westlake (Nesta), Louise Marston (Nesta), Hasan Bakhshi (Nesta)
Average rating: ***..
(3.11, 9 ratings)
The economy is in a mess. But good data can help fix it. Timely analysis of large data sets is beginning to provide insight into what's really happening to business growth, employment and prosperity. We'll look at some of the most exciting examples of how Big Data is changing the way we look at the economy, and how governments and businesses can use them to their advantage. Read more.
Location: Palace Suite - Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Chris Taggart (OpenCorporates)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 4 ratings)
Since it launched just 2 years ago, it has leveraged the open data community to grow to by far the largest open database of companies in the world with over 50 million companies in 70 jurisdictions, and is regularly used by journalists, anti-corruption investigators, civil society, even banks and financial institutions. Read more.
Location: Palace Suite - Buckingham Room Level: Non-technical
Francine Bennett (Mastodon C), Duncan Ross (Times Higher Education)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 11 ratings)
Being good is hard. Being evil is much more fun and gets you paid a lot more. We give a survey of the field of doing high-impact evil with data and analysis. We will look at some of the simplest things you can do to make the maximum (negative) impact on your friends, your business and the world. If you happen to learn something about doing good with data that will be your problem. Read more.
Location: Palace Suite - Buckingham Room Level: Intermediate
Aurélie Pols (Mind Your Privacy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Analytics best practices, data feeds and flows between tools and continents are put in parallel with legislation, showing which steps to undertake for legal compliance; how to train for data protection & assure minimal liability. It’s not about security, goes beyond the cookie debate, highlighting how the EU Personal Data Protection Regulation will influence analytics & how Privacy by Design helps Read more.


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