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Data Trusts

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rokwire Community Lecture Series

Lecture by Angela Risius, Orthogonal Lab

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Mass data collection problems result in collective harms and private benefits thanks to the power imbalance between data-collecting companies and their users. Data trusts, a subcategory of data commons, provide independent, fiduciary stewardship of data to solve this problem. In this talk, we will be going over the problems of mass data collection, key elements of data trusts, their connection to data privacy, and some current real-life implementations of this innovation.

The far-reaching implications of collective decision-making over the use of collectively produced data in the social science observatory will also be discussed as some potential future directions data trusts can take. By the end of the lecture, participants will have a clearer idea of what problems a data trust can solve and even ways they could design their own data trust from the key elements.


November 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Siebel Center for Design
1208 S 4th St, Room 1002
Champaign, IL 61820
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