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Thursday, October 22 • 13:00 - 14:00
Data Protection as a Commons

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We live in an increasingly data-driven society. As companies collect more of our personal data, we become less powerful in controlling how our data is used. While solutions exist, they often rely on individuals having a high level of understanding of the resources available. Building on Elinor Ostrom’s work on the commons, we created a framework for a data protection-focused commons that encourages collaboration and co-creation in the data protection process. This session aims to spark discussions about how we can shift the public conversation on personal data to one that is communal, treating data protection as a common good.


Catherine Stihler

CEO, Creative Commons
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Janis Wong

PhD Researcher, University of St Andrews
Janis is an interdisciplinary PhD researcher in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews. She is interested in the legal and technological applications in data protection, privacy, and data ethics, where her current research aims to create a socio-technical data commons framework... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 UTC