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Making Data work for the Many

Research & Impact Event

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The Boardroom, The Old Ship Hotel, King's Road, Brighton, BN1 1NR (NB the venue is outside the secure zone)

Speakers:

  • Peter Wells, Director of Policy, ODI
  • Charlotte Holloway, Head of Tech and Society, RSA (Chair)
  • James Meadway, author and former economic adviser to the Shadow Chancellor
  • Helen Milner OBE, CEO of the Good Things Foundation
  • Fran Boait, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Gloucester
  • Ivana Bartoletti, Chair of The Fabians and Co-Founder of Women Leading in AI

 

Please join the Open Data Institute (ODI) and the RSA for a panel discussion at Labour Party Conference on the future of data policy, where we will also be sharing new findings of research into people’s relationships, thoughts and feelings about data. 

The findings reflect the perspectives of members of the UK public – shared at focus groups and participatory workshops – on how data about us is used and shared, and what choices we have, or should have, to affect that.

Crucially, the findings show that people know and care more than 'the public' is often given credit for about data about them, and want greater honesty and transparency; agency and control; rights and responsibility; context and fairness; and compliance and enforceability over how data about them is used.

We will also share a new tool that is helping members of the public to understand the difference between types of data about them ('personal', 'sensitive', 'behavioural' and 'societal') and make more informed decisions around when and how they would be happy with it being collected, used and shared.

We hope to inform policymakers of public demands and perspectives, and consider how we better engage businesses and governments in their responsibilities in ultimately asking: how do we build an economy and a society that meets people’s wants and needs when it comes to the collection, use and sharing of data about them?

To RSVP or to find out more about the event or research, please email charlotte.holloway@rsa.org.uk

 

Fran Boait, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Gloucester

Ivana Bartoletti, Chair of The Fabians and Co-Founder of Women Leading in AI

 

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