ADAPT Citizens’ Think-In on Data Ethics, Privacy and Trust

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The SFI ADAPT Centre invites you to join a public Think-In on trust in regards to the collection and use of your data. The Think-In on Data Ethics, Privacy and Trust poses the question,  ‘Who should I trust with my data?’
ADAPT, the world-leading SFI Research Centre for AI Driven Digital Content Technology, brings leading academics, researchers and industry partners together to deliver excellent science, engage the public, develop novel solutions for business across all sectors and enhance Ireland’s international reputation. Hosted by Trinity College Dublin, ADAPT’s partner institutions include Dublin City University, University College Dublin, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Munster Technological University, Athlone Institute of Technology, and the National University of Ireland Galway.

More than ever, our lives are becoming more digital. As we move from app to app and website to website, we leave increasingly large data trails online. Companies want us to sign in to their services to collect and process our data, but people rarely have the time, or the information, to understand the full implications of these terms, conditions and privacy notices.

The EU Commission is proposing a Data Governance Act that aims to improve trust between people who share their data and the organisations who then control our data.

The Data Governance Act would allow for the creation of data cooperatives who can then represent individuals before BigTech companies and other organisations.

So now is a good time to ask: ‘Who should I trust with my data?’

ADAPT Citizens’ Think-In on Data Ethics, Privacy and Trust

The Think-In on 9 June will have the following format:

  • You will be introduced to the topic by Trinity College Dublin’s Professor Dave Lewis.
  • You will then be invited to join a breakout session to share your opinions in small group discussions. These sessions will be facilitated by experts whose research includes data privacy and trust.
  • After the break out sessions, the whole group will come back to the main room to share their opinions and ideas.

You don’t need to have any expertise in the area – all necessary details will be provided and we are interested in hearing opinions from everyone. The public opinions gathered during the Think-In will play an important role in shaping future ADAPT research into data ethics and trust. is Ireland’s largest independent for courses in Ireland. We list full-time and part-time courses of all types so that you can find the best course for you.

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