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Wendy H. Wong – We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age (Online)

October 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Wendy H. Wong celebrates the publication of her new book

We, the Data: Human Rights in the Digital Age

published by The MIT Press

Our data-intensive world is here to stay, but does that come at the cost of our humanity in terms of autonomy, community, dignity, and equality? In We, the Data, Wendy H. Wong argues that we cannot allow that to happen. Exploring the pervasiveness of data collection and tracking, Wong reminds us that we are all stakeholders in this digital world, who are currently being left out of the most pressing conversations around technology, ethics, and policy. This book clarifies the nature of datafication and calls for an extension of human rights to recognize how data complicate what it means to safeguard and encourage human potential.

This event is part of a two day long symposium titled For The Protection of All Beings: An inquiry into advancing technologies and their consequences and possibilities which runs from Saturday October 7 through Sunday October 8. It is produced by City Lights in conjunction with Goethe Institut San Francisco, The MIT Press, and Centre for International Security Studies at University of Sydney. To learn more visit this link.


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