Friday lunchtime lecture - Can technology help us control our personal data?

Friday 11 March 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.


How our personal data is collected, shared and used is coming under scrutiny in nearly every sector of the UK. Improving how we use personal data is going to be key to building a stronger data infrastructure and services that benefit all of society. At the same time we need to safeguard the security and privacy of our personal data if we are to have trust in how it is used – both privacy and openness create trust.

Join the ODI for a discussion about potential ways that design and technology might allow us to control how our personal data is collected, shared and used. Panellists include Sarah Gold, founder of IF; David Miller, co-founder of OpenHealthcare and Matt Stroud, co-founder of the Personal Data Foundry.


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Live stream

If you’re unable to attend this lunchtime lecture you don’t need to miss out. You can watch the talk via a live stream here.


About our Friday lunchtime lectures

With a broad range of topics in open data such as tracking government expenditure, British landscape mapping and creating art, there’s bound to be something that interests you.

The sessions run from 1pm to 1.45pm weekly during UK school term-times, with informal networking until 2pm. Each lecture lasts for around 20 minutes, leaving time for questions afterwards. The lectures don't require any specialist knowledge, but are focused around communicating the meaning and impact of open data in all areas of life.

Each week the lectures are streamed live on YouTube and then uploaded to our YouTube and Vimeo channels. You can also download the Friday lunchtime lectures as a podcast on iTunes.

You can follow the lectures and contribute to the discussion using #ODIFridays on Twitter