Personal Data in Technology: The $7 Trillion Secret Economy

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The Internet is like air, these days. It’s everywhere, and we need it for just about everything. But while elected governments deliver us clean air, businesses deliver us the Internet. And they are exacting from us a multi-trillion dollar fee for doing so. Because even when it’s barely-secure, split across dozens of apps and websites, and badly misunderstood, that’s what our information is worth.
We protect ourselves from predatory governments with elections. We protect ourselves from predatory offline businesses with anti-trust and consumer advocacy. We need to start protecting ourselves from a predatory digital economy.

6:30 - 7:00 - Meet and Greet
7:00 - 8:00 - Event Content
8:00 - 8:30 - Wind-down and Q&A

About the Speaker

Join Professor Irene Ng as she walks us through the personal data economy. A Director at the University of Warwick and Wolfson College Fellow at the University of Cambridge, as well as an entrepreneur, Irene is now the Founder and Chairman of the Hub of All Things (HAT) Foundation ( personal data Internet platform, and advises several organizations, startups, and governments on the design of markets, economic, and business models as an EPSRC/Innovate UK Caucus Thought Leader, an ESRC/AIM Services Fellow, and the ESRC/NIHR Fellow.

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