Data, Democracy and Political Micro-Targeting – Dr. Fedorak joins global debate

Information Commissioner Dr. Jay Fedorak is joining the global data and democracy debate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on the 6 November 2019.

Dr. Fedorak, a graduate of the LSE, is sharing the podium with Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, and Dr Orla Lynskey Associate Professor of Law at LSE.

The event, titled ‘Data and Democracy: in conversation with the Information Commissioners,’ will explore Political micro-targeting; predictive policing; and algorithmic decision-making; are existing data protection and privacy frameworks up to the task of constraining State power?’ 

The London School of Economics provides the following introduction to the event: “States and political parties both attempt to control and nudge the behaviour of individuals, with algorithmic decision-making processes being deployed to influence important decisions about their lives. This panel will discuss the disruptive influence this has on State-resident relations and on democracy, while interrogating whether the existing legal framework is up to the task of constraining such state power.”

The event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.