Past Events

These are past events that were listed on our site. We link to recordings when available.

  • Data Privacy Compliance for Startups with Abbie Clement

    When
    January 25, 2022

    Report after report indicates that consumers care more about data privacy than ever before. In one survey, 84 percent of respondents indicated that they care about privacy, care for their own data, care about the data of other members of society, and they want more control over how their data is being used. Abbie will provide an easy-to-understand overview of the most important data privacy laws – with special emphasis on the US and Europe.

  • The gender imbalance in artificial intelligence and the future of work

    When
    January 25, 2022

    This month, Women in MKAI Forum focuses on the challenges that recruiters face in finding women to work in male-dominated sectors such as Artificial Intelligence.
    We have invited special guests that will give us an idea on how large the gender gap is in this sector and we will also explore what the future of work will look like.

  • The Wild West of Audio Renaissance

    When
    January 19, 2022

    As we enter a multi-sensory metaverse, audio is playing a bigger role in how we experience online. With the rise of this audio renaissance, we are seeing actions such as spammers taking on new forms and negatively impacting our online experience. Join Wisdom, Spotify, and Spectrum Labs to learn how they are moderating audio content moderation.

  • From Russia, with Lag

    When
    January 19, 2022

    Governments around the world have varying levels of concerns about what their citizens are saying — and seeing — online, and they expect tech platforms to remove what they don’t want to see. Some governments pass new laws and regulations; some governments don’t allow companies to operate in their countries if companies don’t follow their rules. One government — Russia, in this case — took a new tack, by slowing everything down. Unhappy with Twitter for not complying with its takedown requests, the Russian Government decided to slow down Twitter in Russia, making downloading and uploading images and videos very slow. Join our next Case Study Club, where we’ll be talking about Russia throttling Twitter and other government actions that forces tech platforms to comply with takedown requests.

  • Regulating the Internet Ten Years after the SOPA/PIPA Blackout

    When
    January 18, 2022

    Calls to regulate the internet more strictly are now commonplace, but a new report from Freedom House observes both the promise and peril of internet regulation. The global drive to control big tech thus carries a seeming contradiction: it can be an expression of democracy but can also support authoritarianism. The panel will consist of a conversation with thought leaders on global internet regulation focused on understanding the current state of internet freedom and articulating possible paths towards internet freedom.

  • How technologies deliver kid-safe online experiences (age assurance)

    When
    January 13, 2022

    During this event we will be providing our audiences with a deep dive into the technologies used “at platform level” to enable age-appropriate online experiences. This event will touch on the specific technologies used to showcase the use of age-assurance and age verification services to limit children’s exposure to harmful content.

  • Nuts & Bolts of Privacy: Data Portability & Interoperability

    When
    January 12, 2022

    In this panel, we will discuss what data portability and interoperability actually mean, both from a technical standpoint and in terms of practical impact for companies, including startups. What are the privacy impacts of cross-company data transfers? And what we can learn from places around the world that have already created these kinds of mandates?

  • Tackling Online Hate Speech Through Content Moderation

    When
    January 12, 2022

    Hate speech is not a new phenomenon but it has had unprecedented consequences in the age of social media. From developed countries to war-torn regions, online hate speech has led to violence and discrimination against individuals and groups on the basis of their identity. Yet international legalrules on the matter are general and scarce. In particular, while Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) protects freedom of expression, it provides that speech may be limited to protect the ‘rights or reputations of others’ as well as ‘national security’, ‘public order,’ or ‘public health or morals’.

  • The Future of Speech Online: Making Transparency Meaningful

    When
    December 14, 2021

    Transparency is in high demand in tech policy: Advocates are calling for more information to help fight discrimination and empower users to speak online, researchers are seeking access to data to better understand the online environment, and lawmakers are demanding answers from tech companies at high-profile hearings. Whether people are concerned about online services restricting too much, too little, or not the right speech, everyone seems to agree that more transparency would improve the status quo.

    But what do we mean by transparency? What kinds of information do people actually want, and what problems will it help us solve?

  • Race + Data Science Lecture Series: Jasmine McNealy

    When
    December 8, 2021

    Platforms, apps, and other technology used by and deployed on us create persuasive environments. This talk advances the ecological approach to data governance by examining the interactions, relationships, and connections that design provokes in data systems. More importantly, this talk examines the role of policy in reshaping these persuasive systems with the goal of mitigating or stopping the possible harms from data collection.

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