Who Owns the Data?

Who Owns the Data?

CITRIS @ UC Berkeley will be hosting Who Owns the Data? An International Conference on Digital Assets, Data Philanthropy, and Public Benefit, on May 14, 2015. "Who Owns the Data" will bring together data scientists, entrepreneurs, and representatives of public agencies, advocacy organizations, and the private sector from the United States and Europe. 

CITRIS @ UC Merced's Dr. Stefano Foresti will be a panelist on the Privacy and Personal Data discussion. Dr. Foresti works with CITRIS and with the UC Merced School of Engineering as an academic administrator. His work with IBM and close collaboration with various startups allows for an interesting perspective on issues of privacy in the digital world.


As countless social, commercial and civic transactions are rapidly moving to online platforms, and sensors in our houses, cars, and mobile devices send endless streams of data to servers around the world, discussions of “Big Data” have become commonplace. But what happens to the information once it leaves our fingertips or pockets? How are the data being used, who benefits, and what role do individual contributors of data play --wittingly or unwittingly-- in the revenue models that sustain the systems?

Speakers at "Who Owns the Data?" will engage in a lively discussion of current considerations of individual agency, private gain, and public benefit in the rapidly expanding digital world.

The event includes a combination of keynote addresses, lightning talks, panel discussions, and a showcase of startups that use or create big data, and will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015, from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm at Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley.

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CITRIS @ UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley, Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:00pm