Breakout: Big Data, Fragmented Voice

Breakout: Big Data, Fragmented Voice
11 June, 2020

Breakout: Big Data, Fragmented Voice

DATE: 16th of June 2020

TIME: 3:45pm – 5:00pm (CEST)

Big data, fragmented voice: Building a European civic movement on data rights

Citizens’ data is international and mobile. The corporations that collect the vast swathes of personal data are primarily US companies with data storage facilities across the globe. Yet we have little say in how, when or why this data about us is collected and used. 

We, as European and global citizens, lack voice and agency to exert and alter our data rights. But to realise this agency, citizens must be informed and enabled to talk. This workshop will explore why we need a civic movement on data rights and how to build it. It is designed to initiate a dialogue between private and public actors, policymakers, data experts and civil society movers and identify topics and strategies to spring to action. The goal is to empower citizens across Europe to have a say in data rights.


the struggle for liberal democracy

Rebalancing the responsibilities between the state and society with the aim of empowering civil society, promoting social cohesion and innovating the democratic system


a progressive case for Europe & new multilateralism

Keeping Europe and its friends close together, whilst shaping values and institutions in times of geopolitical shifts

The Speakers

Researcher at the RSA
Chairwoman of LOAD e.V.
Senior Policy Advisor at the Open Data Institute
Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

as well as soon to be added:

  • Asheem Singh, Director of Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing at RSA
Welcome to Booth.

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