Tech Talk #20: Balancing Data Collection and Personal Protection

Have you ever wondered what happens to the data you register on SoMe platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram? A platform like for example Facebook uses algorithms to a great extent by selling your data - the ‘pay to play’ approach - to businesses who want to be noticed and then sell their product to … well … YOU. But where is the balance between this data collection and your personal protection? Don’t we all want to know exactly what our data is used for and who gets a hold of it?

The 2016 presidential campaign in the U.S., is a great example of how our data can be misused. The British political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica should allegedly have procured data of 50 million Facebook users to strengthen President Donald Trump’s campaign through a (not so innocent after all) personality quiz.

For our 20th Tech Talk on November 1st, we invite you to join us at The Camp in the debate on finding a balance between data collection and our personal protection online. The EU introduced the European General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR) to strengthen individual rights and improve the clarification and coherence of EU rules. But is that enough?

Speakers TBD - Stay tuned!

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Thursday 1st of November 2018


15:00 - 16:30


The Camp


Klausdalsbrovej 601, 2750 Ballerup