Monday, 14 September 2015

Towards a Magna Carta for Data: data ethics workshop - Event

Hosted by the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, this workshop will ask how do we protect the citizen in the Big Data age? How do we conduct ethical data research? How do we ensure people are well informed and in control of their own data? How do we make Big Data work for the good of society? Do we need a Magna Carta for Data?

Location: RDS, Simmonscourt Road, Dublin 4

Date: 17th September 2015

Time: 9.30 – 1.30

Chair: Professor Barry O’Sullivan (Insight@UCC)

Facilitator: Dr Kalpana Shankar (School of Information and Communication Studies UCD)


Pauline Walley SC – Barrister interested in privacy and data protection laws

Dr Simon Foley – Data security expert UCC

Prof Rob Kitchin Maynooth University, author of The Data Revolution

Dr Heike Felzmann NUI Galway, lecturer in ethics

Dr Vivien Rooney UCC applied psychologist and specialist in consent

Why data ethics?

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is one of Europe’s largest data research institutes. With more than 350 researchers and a wide network of industry partners, it is acutely aware of the need to take an ethical approach to data research. How do we benefit from Big Data research while protecting citizens from the Orwellian possibilities? Insight believes that the rights of citizens must be at the core of research. However, data ethics is a multidisciplinary area. There must be a forum for experts and citizens to come together and decide on the rights and wrongs of this rapidly progressing research area. Insight is calling for a Magna Carta for Data. Is that the correct move? The discussion starts here.

The workshop is being hosted as part of the Predict Conference 2015 which runs in the RDS from the 15th to the 17th of September.