Power, Migration, & Ethics in the Age of Surveillance

Apr 3, 2020

I will be presenting my work for the No Tech For Tyrants digital summit on Power, Migration, & Ethics in the Age of Surveillance. Originally to be held at the University of Edinburgh, this event will take place via Zoom. My talk with focus on the Civil Disobedience Data Commons: A data protection-focused, socio-technical framework for protests.

The talk's abstract: Technology has become an important part of communication, freedom of expression, and how individuals and communities express themselves both online and offline. However, the digitisation of protests can bring issues related to the protection of personal data and personal identities. Using the Hong Kong protests as a case study, this presentation addresses how technology can facilitate civil disobedience by establishing legitimacy, participation, trust, and privacy between citizens. With the support of a data protection-focused data commons, collaboration, participation, and co-creation between protesters, academics, researchers, and technologists can better protect individuals from personal data harms not only during demonstrations but also from future works derived from the movement.

Janis Wong
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Janis Wong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute researching on data protection, ethics, and governance as part of the Ethics Theme of the Public Policy programme. She was awarded her interdisciplinary PhD in Computer Science at the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), University of St Andrews.