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Cambridge Analytica: Tracing Personal Data (from ethical lapses to its use in electoral campaigns)

April 13, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Buell Hall, 515 W. 116th St., New York, NY 10027
The Center for Contemporary Critical Thought's Digital Initiative presents a two-part conference series: Tracing Personal Data Use: April 13-14, 2017 Cambridge Analytica: Tracing Personal Data (from ethical lapses to its use in electoral campaigns) Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 11:00am | East Gallery, Maison Francais by Paul-Olivier Dehaye with Tamsin Shaw | Cathy O'Neil as respondant | moderated by Professor Michael Harris As part of The CCCCT's Digital Initiative, we invite you to join us in a two-part lectures series examing personal data use. The Thursday lecture by Paul-Olivier Dehaye, (the Swiss-based mathematician and data activist who has been investigating Cambridge Analytica for more than a year) will take place at 11am at Columbia University (East Gallery, Maison Francais) and will explore what actually happened around the company Cambridge Analytica, and its wild claims of profiling of the American electorate. What is the scientific basis for their claims? How did this technology move from the academic setting into the hands of a corporation with a very shady past? Did data also follow that path? How was additional data collected? How do different laws look at this situation? Paul-Olivier Dehaye is joined by Cathy O'Neil (author of New York Times bestseller Weapons of Math Destruction; Crown 2016), Tamsin Shaw (NYU) and Professor Michael Harris from Columbia University.