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Privacy, Open Data and the Humanities Workshop (London, 21 June 2018)

The Cambridge Analytica scandal has led to a privacy backlash and to calls for tighter regulation of Facebook and other Internet Giants. Social and computer scientists fear that legitimate researchers could be collateral damage. Yet, there has been no discussion on the plight of Humanities researchers confronted to “dark archives.” With the forthcoming introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (May 2018), it may be even more complicated to access data in the future.

This DH@Lboro workshop will bring together academics, archivists and open data advocates to discuss the issues of privacy and access to data. We will focus primarily (but not exclusively) on cultural data and the case of the Humanities. The workshop will take place on 21 June 2018 at the School of Advanced Study in London.

Keynote speaker: Olivier Thereaux, Open Data Institute

For more information: l.jaillant [at]

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