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Consent tech: creating sustainable Real Consent

This event is being organised by the Personal Data & Trust Network’s ‘consent’ working group, which is co-chaired by Mark Lizar and Richard Beaumont. The group’s focus is on innovating and engineering consent at scale for personal data sharing. The last event Real Consent and a Look at Trust was held in May, which delved deep into the systemic issues underlying current technology for consent and trust for personal data sharing.

This next event will present emerging and established consent tech as well as the consent tech summer projects inspired by the Real Consent workshop series. Including:

  • Digital Catapult’s concierge system upgrade, including the first ever digital consent receipt issued for physical spaces, provided to new visitors upon signing in

Agenda*
10:00 – Arrive and refreshments
10:30 – Welcome, introductions, overview of Digital Catapult’s Personal Data & Trust Network (Mark Lizar and Community Manager, Personal Data & Trust Network, Kathryn Geels)
10:45 – Digital Catapult implementation of consent receipts (Lead Technologist, Personal Data and Trust, Digital Catapult, Michele Nati)
11:05 – MyData 2016 conference – report and Consent Tech Hackathon Project (Technologist and Track Lead, MyData Architecture, Harri Honko @harrihonko)
11:35 – Coalition – consent tech for behavioural data (Director, Coelition, Joss Langford @data2life)
12:00 – Showcase of prototypes for Real Consent
12:30 – Networking lunch
13:30 – The OPC: Open Consent (Mark Lizar @smartopian)
14:00 – User-Managed Access (UMA) (specialist in Cloud security, privacy and trust, Maciej Machulak @mmachulak)
14:30 – Trust and verify framework (research associate and Professor of Law, Dr. Nicolo Zingales @TechJust)
15:00 – Consent and dissent to personal data usage: case studies (Mathematician, Paul-Olivier Dehaye @podehaye)
15:25 – Consentua (Founder Directer KnowNow Information, Chris Cooper @knownowinfo)
15:45 – Discussion
16:05 – Closing remarks and next steps
16:15 – Finish

We’ll be discussing with workshop participants who are interested, to investigate how the consent-based personal data-sharing ecosystem could grow and what could be the joint action to develop such an ecosystem. This will be with the requisite that they are members of the Personal Data & Trust Network.

This workshop is aimed at people working in SMEs, social enterprises, service and solutions providers, consumer-focused organisations, public bodies, research bodies and funding organisations who share the value of and want to help develop these interventions and interested in pledging to adopt consent receipts and the open consent framework.

We anticipate that those attending will be/become members of the Personal Data & Trust Network prior to the event. You can join at http://pdtn.org. The PD&TN will be the first to test, try out and get access to use the prototypes being produced.

Made in the EU with GDPR inside!

Qwant“Made in the EU with GDPR inside”, will this be the new label to look for when seeking a quality online service with reliable privacy guarantees?

On 27 April 2016 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) was passed and will come into effect on May 25th 2018. Despite various messages from national data protection authorities (e.g. the ICO) and the EU directorate general in charge of internet, DG Connect urging companies not to wait until the last minute to make sure their services are compliant, many are still not sure what exactly a GDPR compliant Terms of Service or Privacy policy might look like.

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When AI goes to War: youth opinion, modern conflict, and autonomous weapons

robot 2Weaponisation of artificial intelligence (AI) presents one of the greatest ethical and technological challenges in the 21st century and has been described as the third revolution in warfare, after the invention of gunpowder and nuclear weapons. Despite the vital importance of this development for modern society, legal and ethical practices, and technological turning point, there is little systematic study of public opinion on this critical issue. This interdisciplinary project addresses this gap. Our objective is to analyse what factors determine public attitudes towards the use of fully autonomous weapons. To do this, we put the public at the center of the policy debate, starting with youth engagement in political and decision-making processes.

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Children’s and Young People’s Rights in the Digital Age: An IAMCR 2016 pre-conference

Are children’s rights being newly infringed or enhanced in the digital age? Such questions concern researchers, child rights’ advocates, and internet governance experts. Yet children’s needs and experiences in the digital age are often neglected in high-level debates about global internet provision and governance and children’s rights are treated as a minority interest and seen as demanding exceptional treatment from adult society. Further, current debates frequently emphasise the risks children potentially face online and underline their right to protection, but much less attention is gven to children’s provision and participation rights online.

The conference will foster an international debate on key issues related to children’s and young people’s rights in the digital age, including: child and youth participation rights; online opportunities and risks; inequalities and digital exclusion; policy and multi-stakeholder governance; the role of peers and peer culture; participatory research; e-learning, health promotion and creativity in the digital environment; cross-generational dynamics of online engagement.

The conference includes a plenary presentation from Global Kids Online. It will begin at midday on 26 July and close at midday on 27 July to enable delegates to make the journey to Leicester for the opening of IAMCR 2016 (approximately one-hour train journey).  For more details, visit the conference website.

Download the programme (PDF)

Download the original call for proposals (PDF)

CaSMa in the Conversation: Never read the terms and conditions? Here’s an idea that might protect your online privacy

Conversation_kitemarks_articleHave you ever actually read the terms and conditions before signing up to a website or ordering something online? These long, wordy documents are a form of consumer protection designed to make sure we are fully informed when we agree to an online contract. They are supposed to ensure we are making a conscious decision to sign up to a service with full knowledge of the consequences.

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Privacy, Personality and Flows of Information

A workshop conference co-organised by the mandate of the Special Rapporteur for Privacy (SRP) together with Human Rights Watch, Global Freedom of Expression Columbia University, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law Center, The Department of Information Policy & Governance at the University of Malta and Security, Technology & e-Privacy Research Group at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. This workshop is the first public event co-organised by the SRP aimed at achieving a better understanding of privacy.

Full information about the invitation to this event is available at the UN SRP’s blog. This also includes a link to the agenda of the workshop.

Contemporary Political Youth Culture and Communication

Marking the launch of the Centre for Political Youth Culture and Communication (CPAC) this two-day international symposium explores the socio-cultural factors influencing the civic engagement of young people and its means of communicative expression. Young networking citizens in many parts of the world today play a crucial role in shaping the future prospects for democratic societies. The styles, nature and means of their political engagement is therefore of increasing importance to policy-makers and academics alike. This event is focused upon the communicative, emotional, embodied, and aesthetical modes of youth citizenship. It examines the social construction of the political identities of young people within the context of widening social inequality, climate change, reflexive individualism and a networked social media ecology.

EDPS Civil Society Summit

EDPS_new_logoOn June 16th we joined civil society organizations like Privacy International, the European Digital Rights association EDRi and various others for a half-day civil society summit organized by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS). On the agenda were a brief overview of the “Big Issues in Privacy and Data Protection in 2016” by Joe MCNamee of EDRi followed by three one-hour sessions on “Implementation of the GDPR, consistency, flexibility, guidelines” introduced by Anna Fielder (Privacy International); “Reform of e-Privacy Directive: What’s at stake?” introduced by Prof. Ian Brown (Oxford Internet Institute); and “Necessity and proportionality and data protection” introduced by Ralf Bendrath (German Working Group on Data Retention and Digitale Gesellschaft).

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Connected Life 2016: Collective Action & The Internet

Connected Life 2016 is a two-day student-run conference dedicated to sparking exchange between disciplines and showcasing emerging Internet research. Bringing together participants from across the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, Connected Life seeks to foster collaborations within and beyond Oxford in pursuit of an enhanced understanding of the Internet and its multifaceted effects.

Connected Life is held at the Faculty of Classics on day 1 and Balliol College on day 2 (University of Oxford), and supported by the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute and the ESRC.

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The theme for this year is Collective Action and the Internet. The Conference explores how the Internet affects collective action; both in big social movements, such as the Arab Spring and the Hong Kong Protests, and in more everyday forms of collaboration. Though other social science research relating to the Internet is most welcome as well

Conference programme is here.