'Privacy is Power' with Dr Carissa Veliz & Prof Rasmus Nielsen

08 October 2020

Portrait of Carissa Véliz

with Carissa Véliz
Associate Professor in Philosophy

Carissa Véliz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics in AI, and a Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on ethics and AI, moral and political philosophy more gene...

Portrait of Professor Rasmus Nielsen

with Professor Rasmus Nielsen
Professor of Political Communication

Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.He is also Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford. He was previously Director of Research at the Reuters Institute and Editor in...

Have you ever been denied insurance, a loan, or a job? Have you had your credit card number stolen? Do you have to wait too long when you call customer service? You might have the data economy to thank for all that and more.

Digital technology is stealing our personal data and with it our power to make free choices. To reclaim that power, and our democracy, we must take back control of our personal data. Surveillance is undermining equality. We are being treated differently on the basis of our data. But what can we do?

Join the author of Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data, Carissa Véliz and Professor Rasmus Nielsen, Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media, as they discuss the need to understand the power of data better, how we can start protecting our privacy and how we need regulation. It is time to pull the plug on the surveillance economy.

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