Today, governments and private actors can collect, store, and continuously update vast troves of data. Yet we have barely begun to understand the impact on our democracy of large-scale data collection and the use of such data sets to make decisions that can dramatically impact individual lives and entire communities.
The Data and Democracy Symposium will investigate how technological advances relating to the collection, analysis, and manipulation of data are affecting democratic processes, and it will ask how the law must adapt to ensure the conditions for self-government. The symposium will focus on three areas that are both central to democratic governance and directly affected by advancing technologies and ever-increasing data collection:
Public opinion formation and access to information
The formation and exercise of public power
The political economy of data
For full speaker list and session abstracts, please visit the event webpage.