Interdisciplinary alchemy: data science + civil liberties activism (3/3)

DataKind UK
DataKind UK
Public group

Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Road · London

How to find us

The venue is about 5 minutes walk from Shoreditch High St station, or a 10-15 minute walk from Old Street and Liverpool St.

Location image of event venue


This meetup is the final one in our three-part series, 'Interdisciplinary alchemy', exploring what data scientists can learn from delving into other disciplines.

This time, we're turning the spotlight on civil liberties activists. As technology continues to permeate more and more aspects of our lives, data is increasingly becoming a civil rights issue.

We’re asking how data scientists and activists can work together to design innovative tech solutions that don't compromise our civil liberties.

Bringing years of experience along with some fresh ideas to help us consider this question, we have a panel of speakers from the world of civil liberties activism, including:

Hannah Couchman - Policy and Campaigns Officer at Liberty

Frederike Kaltheuner - Data Programme Lead at Privacy International

Griff Ferris - Legal & Policy Officer at Big Brother Watch

Cori Crider - US lawyer & counterterrorism, tech ethics and human rights expert

6.30pm: Doors open and sign-in
7pm: Welcome from host
7.10pm: 'What can the worlds of data science and civil liberties activism learn from working together? - panel discussion
7.45pm: Questions to the panel
8.30pm: Drinks and a chance to chat
9pm: Finish

This meetup is kindly hosted by Newspeak House.