Prominent tech activist Cory Doctorow, tech policy specialist Raegan MacDonald and information security expert Anne-Marie Eklund-Löwinder will offer invaluable guidance across the full range of WEDF’s work.
WEDF’s complementary arms – the World Ethical Data Forum and the World Ethical Data Foundation – embrace the full scope of the urgent issues around technology in society today. The annual forum advances the conversation around the opportunities and problems of data-driven innovation. In collaboration with businesses, institutions and governments across the globe, the foundation implements practical solutions – including a key project to make reliable human rights-related information available worldwide.
Introducing the new advisers…
Cory Doctorow For two decades, Cory has been on the front line of discussions about the impact of technology on society. He founded an open-source peer-to-peer software company in 1999, won the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Pioneer award back in 2007 – and today acts as a special consultant for the non-profit civil liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. Cory is an award-winning sci-fi novelist, and serves on the boards and advisory boards of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the Open Technology Fund and the MetaBrainz Foundation.
Raegan MacDonald Raegan is a tech policy expert at the Ada Lovelace Institute, which uses a range of research methodologies to explore socio-technical questions relating to data and AI. Previously she led Mozilla’s public policy team, covering issues including privacy, data protection, content regulation and disinformation. Raegan has also worked at Access Now and European Digital Rights (EDRi), and is currently on the boards of EDRi and the Digital Freedom Fund.
Anne-Marie Eklund-Löwinder Anne-Marie holds one of the keys to the internet. Just 14 people around the world hold seven keys that, together, make up a master key that controls and protects the internet’s domain name system (DNS). Each keyholder was chosen for their experience and expertise in information security. For almost 20 years, Anne-Marie was chief information security officer at the Swedish Internet Foundation. In 2013 she was the first Swede to enter the Internet Hall of Fame. Today she runs her own Amelsec consultancy and, among many other positions, is a board director of .IE – Ireland’s top-level internet domain.
Next month, all three will speak at the World Ethical Data Forum on 26-28 October. This discursive and inclusive event explores the many interrelated issues surrounding technology and society – Cory, Raegan and Anne-Marie will each make important contributions to the discussion and debate. Register for free:
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