Platforms and the Right to Information — Agenda

9:30 am – 10:00 amDoors Open

10:00 am – 10:30 am – Welcome (Lisa Austin)

10:30 am – 11:30 amData Access and Social Media Research: Is the DSA’s focus on data access enough? How might the right to information need to evolve in order to ensure that the digital world can be independently knowable and interrogated and that this ability is equitably distributed?

11:45 am – 12:45 pmImplementation Challenges: There are many implementation challenges, such as safeguarding privacy and protecting confidential commercial information. Some of these require policy responses and others require technological solutions. How can these challenges be addressed in a manner that ensures independent and equitable access?

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Justice and the Right to Information: How does the right to information in the private sector fit within broader sets of concerns regarding the social and democratic value of data, data colonialism, data justice, and epistemic justice? Do these broader concerns help us understand what is at stake or the potential scope of the right?

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Closing Remarks

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