School of Education

Data Ethics Policy in Higher Education

Online - Zoom
Tuesday 23rd May 2023 (10:00-11:30)
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The Association of African Universities (AAU), the University of Nottingham and the Ethical Data Initiative (EDI) are joining forces to campaign for the inclusion of data ethics in data science education on a global scale. 

The campaign begins with a series of informative webinars on ethical data that explore the pressing ethical questions inherent in digital technology, data collection and data-driven research.

Join the maiden webinar on the theme: Data Ethics Issues in Higher Education

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About this seminar

We are living in a digitally transformed society. Data drives problem-solving and better decision-making. While the digital revolution has transformed the way we live, solving many issues; it has also given rise to numerous questions and challenges which affect everyone. What governance policies and frameworks are needed to make sure digital technologies and opportunities are available for everyone and there are no monopolies created? How do we make sure there are proper governance mechanisms in place to embed values in all data ecosystems?

This webinar will look into key research questions on:

  • Who owns the data?
  • Who benefits from my data?
  • With data capitalism becoming an increasingly recognised concept, how do we avoid the pitfalls of feudalism and colonialism in this new landscape?
  • With the increase in data intensive research, and focus on data law and ethics in general, do you think it is time that data ethics should become an integral part of the education curriculum in schools and universities? Why?
  • How can we build capacity for data ethics in universities and industry?

School of Education

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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