Privacy, Open Data and the Humanities

Privacy, Open Data and the Humanities
21 June 2018, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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. 

Keynote speaker: Olivier Thereaux, Open Data Institute

Download programme and abstracts here

This workshop is sponsored by Loughborough University’s Digital Humanities Research Group in the School of Arts, English and Drama.


Lise Jaillant
020 7862 8833