Jérôme Groetenbriel and myself, co-founders of PersonalData.IO, were invited to speak at the Columbia Law School in New York. At the invitation of mathematician Michael Harris and law professor Bernard Harcourt (both at Columbia), we gave two talks, hosted by the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, as part of their Digital Initiative.
The first talk was titled Cambridge Analytica: Tracing Personal Data (from ethical lapses to its use in electoral campaigns). The slides are available here.
The talk was followed right away by another by Tamsin Shaw, professor at NYU, on her recent contribution to the New York Review of Books. A response was provided by Cathy O’Neil (NYTimes best selling author). We then had a debate moderated by Michael Harris, a mathematician at Columbia.
On the second day, Jérôme joined me to deliver our second talk, Civil Society and Personal Data Use: Necessary and Salutary Responses. The slides are here.
That talk was followed by a second panel, this time with Bernard Harcourt, Tamsin Shaw, and Michael Harris.
We tried to convey the European perspective, on the Cambridge Analytica “scandal” one day and surveillance capitalism the second. We got generally good responses, except for one about the new European General Data Protection Regulation, although it was somewhat expected.
Thanks for reading! My name is Paul-Olivier Dehaye, and I am the co-founder of PersonalData.IO. I have written extensively about Cambridge Analytica. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, our mailing list or here on Medium.