Monday, 5 November
Goldsmiths, University of London
Deptford Town Hall, Council Chamber
09:15 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
09:45 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
Prof Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Inaugural Chair in Law, Goldsmiths, University of London
10:00 PANEL 1
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and other high profile cases of the abuse of data and in a world of disinformation, we ask:
How can the law be used to curb the manipulation and exploitation of private data?
Prof. Douwe Korff, London Metropolitan University
Professor of law at London Metropolitan University. He is a comparative and international lawyer, specialising in human rights and data protection.
Julie Ward MEP, European Internet Forum
Labour MEP for the North West Region since 2014 and a board member of the European Internet Forum. Member of Goldsmiths’ ‘Britain in Europe’ thinktank
Hannah Couchman, Liberty
Advocacy lead on technology and human rights, including surveillance, use of technology in policing, data rights and freedom of expression online
11.30 PANEL 2
Worst case scenarios (and how to avoid them)
Will Artificial Intelligence deepen social inequality and the digital divide?
Andreas Aktoudianakis, Open Society Foundations
Special assistant to the Director of the Open Society Foundation European Policy Institute
Jedrzej Niklas, London School of Economics
Research officer in department of Media and Communications for the Justice, Equity and Technology project
Indrė Vareikytė, European Economic and Social Committee
Member of the EESC working on media freedom, disinformation, civil empowerment and artificial intelligence.
13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH
14:00 PANEL 3
Watching over our private lives (and why it matters to resist and regulate)
What aspects of our lives are being monitored by the state and how can we hold governments to account?
Kilian Vieth, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
Manages SNV’s work on government surveillance and intelligence oversight, with specialism in digital human rights and critical security studies
Sabrina Rau, University of Essex
Senior officer, Human Rights, Big Data and Technology project
Jonathan McCully, Digital Freedom Fund
Legal adviser to the Digital Freedom Fund and Editor of Columbia University’s Freedom of Expression Case Law Database.
15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.45 PANEL 4
Case study: Big Brother Watch v the UK
Bethany Shiner, Middlesex University
Lecturer in Law and Solicitor-Advocate at Middlesex University
Midori Takenaka, Associate Clifford Chance
Space for additional speaker from Amnesty International, Privacy International or BBC