How to Join the WEDF 2022 Event Platform

We’re using some new tech for this year’s event (thanks again to our development partners Matrix and Element).


Cory Doctorow, Raegan MacDonald and Anne-Marie Eklund-Löwinder join advisory board of the World Ethical Data Foundation

Ahead of the World Ethical Data Forum on 26-28 October, WEDF has strengthened its advisory board with three key appointments.


World Ethical Data Forum, 26-28 October 2022: An open invitation

War in Ukraine. Looming global recession (another one). Covid-19 aftershocks. Shrinking press freedoms. Climate change.


Looking Back 20 Years After 9/11: Questions we need to be asking in 2021

On September 11, 2001 the terrorist group known as Al Qaeda carried out a series of attacks against the United States causing nearly 3,000 deaths. The 9/11 attacks shocked the world as the US, once seen as an untouchable power, were left feeling the darker consequences of a globalised world.


Data, Technology & Climate Change

The 4000 page landmark @IPCC report demonstrates how human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented ways. Technology helps monitor, measure, analyse, & record climate change precisely, yet also contributes to the vast energy consumption damaging our planet.


Pegasus: NSO Group’s Insidious Spyware

Pegasus is advanced spyware that was first discovered in August 2016, developed by NSO Group based in Israel, and sold to various clients around the world. It is marketed by NSO Group as a “world-leading cyber intelligence solution that enables law enforcement and intelligence agencies to remotely and covertly extract valuable intelligence from virtually any mobile device”.


Reading Challenge. Week 6: Why Democracy Needs Privacy by Carissa Veliz

Privacy is a concept, a value, and a right that is hugely important but its meaning and significance is fraught and widely contested. As we share more and more of our personal information and data for the benefits of public safety, personal conveniences, and connectivity, we need to, now more than ever, ask ourselves: what does privacy mean and why does it matter?


Reading Challenge. Week 5: On Liberty Chapter 1 & 2 by John Stuart Mill

In his seminal work ‘On Liberty’, English philosopher John Stuart Mill, explores the nature and limits of the power that society can legitimately exercise over the individual. Mill maintains that freedom of expression and thought are fundamental to individual liberty and sovereignty and, therefore, to the wellbeing of society.

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