DCU Ethics Week

DCU Ethics and Privacy Week

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Campus
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Virtual
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All Welcome
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Free of charge
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aine.nolan@dcu.ie

The growth of the digital economy and the widespread use of AI has resulted in personal data processing growth and societal change at an unprecedented rate. Events like the Cambridge Analytica scandal have highlighted the impacts and the need for heightened awareness of data ethics, privacy and data protection. These are interdisciplinary concerns crosscutting both the social sciences, law, ethics as well as computing, engineering, maths, health and business domains. There is a clear need to raise awareness, debate the issues and share best practices.

Dr Rob Brennan, DCU School of Computing, and Dr Fiachra O'Brolchain, Insitute of Ethics, School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music, DCU, have organised four free cross-disciplinary lunchtime lectures for the DCU Ethics and Privacy Week 2021. These virtual lectures will bring together a variety of experts to discuss the current issues and concerns in the area of ethics and privacy.

Monday, February 22nd

Data Ethics in Data Science, the SSIX Project Experience.

  • Lecture with Dr Brian Davis (ADAPT, School of Computing, DCU)
  • Moderated by Dr Rob Brennan (ADAPT, School of Computing, DCU)

Tuesday, February 23rd

Seek and ye shall find bias: ethical issues in social science research employing big data.

  • Lecture with Michał Wieczorek & Mohammad Hosseini (School of Theology, Philosophy and Music, DCU)
  • Moderated by Dr Fiachra O'Brolchain (Institute of Ethics, School of Theology Philosophy and Music, DCU)

Wednesday, February 24th

Panel discussion: Ethical Data Design for Older People.

  • Prof Britt Ostlund (KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering & Health)
  • Dr Tim Jacquemard (Researcher in Residence the Oireachtas Library & Research Services/Researcher eHealth Governance and Regulation in FutureNeuro)
  • Dr Jonathan Lewis (School of Theology, Philosophy and Music, DCU)
  • Moderated by Dr Fiachra O'Brolchain (Institute of Ethics, School of Theology Philisophy and Music, DCU)

Thursday, February 25th

Genetic Data Collection and Analysis: Privacy implications for society based on individual rights decisions.

  • Lecture with Dr Roisin Costello (School of Law and Government, DCU)
  • Moderated by Dr Rob Brennan (ADAPT, School of Computing, DCU)