Events

Past events

Highlights

Past Participation

  • Martin, A. (2020, May). China’s Digital Policy Landscape: An overview. Guest lecture for the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Sharma, G. (2020, February). The Price of Your DataPanel at Tilburg University, Netherlands.
  • Taylor, L. (2019, December). Group Privacy and Data Justice. Invited talk at the European Data Protection Supervisor, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Martin, A. (2019, December). Dynamics of Exclusion and Inclusion in Digital Identification: Regulatory policy and displaced populations. Paper presented at the Building Resilient Democracies workshop, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Taylor, L. (2019, December). Global Data Justice: A social-justice-based approach to governing the data economyInvited talk at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Taylor, L. (2019, November). Data Justice – The Case for a Social Justice Approach to Data GovernanceInvited talk for the University of Hamburg ‘Taming the Machines’ seminar series, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Martin, A. (2019, October). Digital Identity. Panel moderated at the ICRC workshop on Data Protection in Humanitarian Action, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Mukiri-Smith, H. (2019, September). Statelessness and Digital Identity Systems: Experiences from fieldwork in Kenya on the Implementation of the Huduma Namba Platform or the National Integrated Identity Management System. Presentation made at The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Tilburg Law School, Netherlands.
  • Taylor, L. (2019, July). Why Is Only Some AI “Good”? Talk given at the Digital Ethics Lab Workshop — AI for Social Good: Promise and Pitfalls, Exeter College, Oxford, UK.
  • Martin, A. (2019, June). Ethics and Governance in Humanitarian Data Partnerships. Sessions moderated at the Data Responsibility Exchange, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Taylor, L. & Mukiri-Smith, H. (June 2019). Data Justice Research Globally and in Kenya. Presentation made before the Communications, Information & Innovation Parliamentary Committee, National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.
  • Martin, A. (2019, June). Digital Identity for Refugees and Privacy and Data Protection. Panel chaired at the Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees: Concluding Workshop, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Martin, A. (2019, June). When Identification Becomes a Barrier. Paper presented at the Global Virtual Summit on Digital Identity for Refugees: Concluding Workshop, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Martin, A. (2019, June). Humanitarian Ethics. Presentation at the Workshop on Connectivity as Aid and Data Protection in Humanitarian Action, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Taylor, L. (2019, June). What is meaningful human control of AI? Talk given at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG), The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Martin, A. (2019, May). Regulation, Ethics and Accountability in Data Partnerships for Humanitarian Aid. Talk given at the TILTing Perspective conference, Tilburg, Netherlands.
  • Martin, A. (2019, May). Access Rights as a Research Tool: Opportunities and limitations in the humanitarian context. Talk given at the TILTing Perspective conference, Tilburg, Netherlands.
  • Taylor, L. (2019, April). A Tale of Three Markets: The divided, and converging, world of connected objects. Talk given at the Workshop on Uses and Misuses of Connected Devices at the Alan Turing Institute, London, UK.
  • Martin, A. (2019, April). Digital Ethics for Humanitarian Action: Five provocations. Talk given at the Workshop on Artifical Intelligence/Machine Learning and Data Protection in Humanitarian Action, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Taylor, L. (2019, March). What is Data Justice for (South) Africa and Who Gets to Decide? Invited lecture at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Mukiri-Smith, H. (2019, March). Researching Legibility and Visibility Technologies in Kenya through the Capabilities and Political Settlement Theories. Panel at the European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development Summer School, North-West University, South Africa.
  • Martin, A. (2019, January). Converging Norms in Emerging Markets: The trajectory of data protection reform in Asia. Panel chaired at the Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Taylor, L. (2019, January). What’s Ethical about Data Ethics?. Invited lecture at the Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • Martin, A. (2018, December). Digital Risks in Situations of Armed Conflict. Symposium organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), London, UK.
  • Martin, A. (2018, December). Group Data & Human Rights. Workshop organized by the World Economic Forum at the RSA (Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), London, UK.
  • Jameson, S. (2018, November). Global Data Justice in an Era of Big Data: What are the questions for Singapore’s Smart Nation?. Paper presented at the Department of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore.
  • Martin, A.K. (2018, November). Refugees Digital Rights: Necessities and needs. Panel at the Internet Governance Forum, Paris, France.
  • Taylor, L., Arora, P., Martin, A.K., & Jameson, S. (2018, October). Data and the Global South. Panel at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Netherlands.
  • Taylor, L. (2018, October). Public Health, Private Knowledge: Researching technology and data as a way to understand the global political economy of health. Seminar at the Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Taylor, L. & Dencik, L. (2018, September). The Fog of Law: How data ethics depoliticises questions of regulation and governance. Paper presented at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Jameson, S. (2018, August). Governance Alternatives. Session moderated at the MyData Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Taylor, L (2018, August). Closing Plenary. Talk given at the MyData Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Taylor, L. (2018, August). How Many Utopias?. Talk given at the MyData Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Martin, A. (2018, August). Identification Barriers to Refugee Mobile Access. Paper presented at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Taylor, L. (2018, August). Migration, Crisis and Data Management in the New Digital Humanitarian Sector. Paper presented at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Taylor, L. (2018, June). Data4Dev: Datafication and power in international development. Panel at the Development Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, UK.
  • Jameson, S. (2018, May). Nature and Networked Space: Conceptual lessons for data justice from environmental literature. Paper presented at the Data Justice Conference, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Taylor, L. (2018, May). Migration Research and Control in the Era of Big Data. Paper presented at the Data Justice Conference, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Taylor, L. (2018, May). Data and Ethics. Panel chaired at the Data Justice Conference, Cardiff University, UK.

About the project

Places and populations that were previously digitally invisible are now part of a ‘data revolution’ that is being hailed as a transformative tool for human and economic development. Yet this unprecedented expansion of the power to digitally monitor, sort, and intervene is not well connected to the idea of social justice, nor is there a clear concept of how broader access to the benefits of data technologies can be achieved without amplifying misrepresentation, discrimination, and power asymmetries.

We therefore need a new framework for data justice integrating data privacy, non-discrimination, and non-use of data technologies into the same framework as positive freedoms such as representation and access to data. This project will research the lived experience of data technologies in high- and low-income countries worldwide, seeking to understand people’s basic needs with regard to these technologies. We will also seek the perspectives of civil society organisations, technology companies, and policymakers.