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11th October 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST
Join us for the first Citizens Data Agency public event with Dr. Elinor Carmi, who will share her latest research report titled “What mobilises people against Big-Tech?”. This report builds on previous research with colleagues at Liverpool University that argues that contrary to arguments about people’s resignation and cynicism about their privacy and digital rights, they found that people do care but do not know what to do about it. This new report asks digital rights NGO practitioners to share their experience around campaigns with different communities – what worked, what did not work and how can we move forward to challenge the power asymmetries we have with Big-Tech.
Read the report: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/31373/
Dr. Elinor Carmi is a Senior Lecturer in Data Politics and Social Justice at the Sociology & Criminology Department at City University, London, UK. Dr. Carmi is a digital rights advocate, feminist, researcher and journalist who has been working, writing and teaching on data politics, data literacies, feminist approaches to media and data, data justice and internet governance. Currently Dr. Carmi is a POST Parliamentary Academic Fellowship working with the UK’s Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee on the project she proposed: “Digital literacies for a healthy democracy”. She also works on the Nuffield Foundation project “Developing a Minimum Digital Living Standard”. Dr. Carmi’s work contributes to emerging debates in academia, policy, health organisations and digital activism. She gave evidence on Digital Literacy for the House of Lords Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies. In 2020, Dr. Carmi was invited by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an expert on data literacy and disinformation to the first scientific discussion on infodemiology.
Website – https://elinorcarmi.com/
The event will be held online, please register to receive a link to join. There will be a 30 minute talk with a discussion and Q&A afterwards.
*Please note the event will be recorded*
About Citizens Data Agency
The Citizens Data Agency research project is running monthly public events exploring data, citizen-led privacy, the impact of emerging technologies on citizens’ data and alternative data governance. We hope the events will be an opportunity to explore these topics through inspiring projects and be an opportunity to learn more about how citizens can be empowered to protect their privacy and data. The events are free to attend and open to everyone.
Website – www.citizensdataagency.co.uk