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Personal data stores: A new approach to control of online privacy

When Jul 24, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Where The Maxwell Centre, Cavendish Laboratory, JJ Thomson Ave, Cambridge, CB3 0HE
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The Cambridge Big Data SRI and the Cambridge Trust & Technology Initiative are pleased to announce an event on exploring the prospects for personal data stores as an approach to data protection and user privacy online on July 24th at the Maxwell Centre.

Personal data stores are a novel approach to control of online privacy which allow individuals to store their personal data in their own repository. Individuals can choose which apps, services, and devices have access, giving them a central point of control over their data and offering a potential solution to some of the privacy and data protection problems raised by new technologies.

This event will take the form of a moderated panel discussion, featuring representatives from personal data stores being developed at Cambridge and elsewhere, discussing their take on personal data stores and the differences between each approach, as well as a more critical perspective and audience questions.

 The panel will consist of

  • Jonathan Holtby – Community Manager, HATDex (Hub of All Things)
  • Richard Mortier – Databox and Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge
  • Heleen Janssen – Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge. Former advisor to the Dutch government on data protection and privacy. 
  • Moderator: Jennifer Cobbe – Cambridge Trust & Technology Initiative

Lunch will be provided from 12pm, with the panel discussion beginning at 1pm. The event is scheduled to end at 2.30pm.


There is no registration fee to attend this event, however, registration before the deadline on Tuesday 18th July 2018 is ESSENTIAL.

Please Register HERE.

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The Trust & Technology Initiative brings together and drives forward interdisciplinary research from Cambridge and beyond to explore the dynamics of trust and distrust in relation to internet technologies, society and power; to better inform trustworthy design and governance of next generation tech at the research and development stage; and to promote informed, critical, and engaging voices supporting individuals, communities and institutions in light of technology’s increasing pervasiveness in societies.

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