Safeguards and opportunities in the big data revolution

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Experts now estimate that 90% of all data in the world was created in the last two years. We are currently convening an event on safeguarding rights in the big data revolution, and how best to utilise the opportunities it provides, whilst ensuring adequate measures are taken to protect personal privacy.

The huge quantities of data produced every day by individuals presents major opportunities for analysing and understanding needs and behaviours using massive data sets. Wide ranges of industries are realising the value this holds. Data is rapidly being considered a new kind of currency.

With the surge in quantity and demand however comes risks for personal privacy and rights in the collection, storage, sharing and analysis of personal data. Our event will consider new perspectives and effective safeguards to maintain transparency and accountability when working with big data.

The event continues our series on digital privacy and security which includes our events on Freedom of expression online in 2013 and Privacy, security and surveillance and the dilemmas of the digital realm in 2015.

The event continues our series on digital privacy and security which includes our events on Freedom of expression online in 2013 and Privacy, security and surveillance and the dilemmas of the digital realm in 2015.

Safeguarding rights in the big data revolution

Event: Mon 13 – Wed 15 June, 2016

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Participants taking part in ongoing discussing during a break

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Informal discussions during a break in the programme

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