Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Data Science stakeholders meet to discuss big data

Key stakeholders in data science from government, industry and research will gather tomorrow to discuss the development of an ethics framework for Big Data use in Ireland that can be offered as a European and global model.

Representatives from the IDA, SFI and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics will join with the head of the government’s data protection unit for a workshop entitled ‘Towards a Magna Carta for Data’ to advance the development of an agreed framework on data rights that is hoped can inform legislation, corporate policy, research strategy and systems development.

Legal experts, security experts and ethics researchers will looks at the rights of citizens in the data age at this half day event, which is taking place as part of the Predict Conference at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin tomorrow (Thursday September 17, 9.30am – 1.30pm).

A report on the proceedings of the workshop will follow.

The Magna Carta for Data project is led by the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, a 350-strong research institute established by Science Foundation Ireland. It is one of Europe’s largest data analytics centres.

The next stage of the Magna Carta for Data project will take place in Lisbon on the 21st of October 2015 as part of the EU’s ICT 2015 programme.

Through this ongoing workshop series Irish researchers are aiming to build a community of European researchers, policy makers, industry and European Commission officials interested in the process of defining and implementing European regulations in the area of data protection.

These events will also consolidate the growing community supporting the Magna Carta for Data which puts citizens at the core of data privacy, data protection, and data ethics, empowering them to own and control their own private and personal data. #MagnaCartaforData