CSI-COP – Your Right to Privacy Online

Presenter:  Dr. Huma Shah
Topic:   Is Online Privacy a Privilege?
Aims and Learning Objectives: Understand data-privacy as a design methodology.
Date:  Wednesday 15th February 2023
Time:  19:00 start
Location:  Webinar – to book please follow this booking link

Synopsis:

With so much of AI artefacts, programmes, tools and technologies raising concerns, how much of AI and algorithms underpinning the online world is designed with data-privacy and data ethics as a development philosophy? This guest lecture aims to deliver a ‘Your Right to Privacy Online’ tutorial developed as a free informal education resource from an EU funded project, CSI-COP, concerned with fundamental AI ethics: extent of online tracking .

Target Audience: Individuals interested in Computer Science, AI, AI Ethics, Data Protection, Online Privacy, Digital Rights.

Prerequisite Knowledge of Audience: None

Detailed Outline: The CSI-COP EU funded project involves democratising AI innovation by engaging interested members of the general public as citizen scientists to co-investigate the extent of online tracking through coded artefacts (cookies; fingerprint, etc.). The guest lecture will deliver CSI-COP’s ‘Your Right to Privacy Online; including practical know-how to safeguard data and preserve privacy online through five short steps:

Step 1: What is the concept of ‘privacy’
Step 2: What exactly is ‘personal data’
Step 3: How is our data collected online
Step 4: What rights are there to protect privacy online
Step 5: Introduction to free digital tools to help safeguard your data and preserve your online privacy

Other Info: Fact sheet on the CSI-COP EU Horizon2020 project is here: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/873169   CSI-COP privacy-by-design website is here: https://csi-cop.eu/

Biography: Dr. Huma Shah joined Coventry University in June 2014 from Reading University where she gained her PhD in ‘Deception-detection and machine intelligence in Practical Turing tests’. She worked on the EU FP7 funded ‘RoboLaw’ project (http://www.robolaw.eu/). She is Director of Science (Co-Investigator) on a Coventry University-led, ten partner international consortium delivering the EU Horizon2020 research and innovation funded project (CSI-COP) concerned with online data-privacy. The CSI-COP project applies a citizen science approach to investigate tracking-by-default and GDPR compliance in website cookies and smart phone apps. CSI-COP has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Innovative Privacy Project’ category in the inaugural Privacy, InfoSec, Culture, Change, Awareness, Societal, Organisation
(PICCASO) awards: https://www.piccasoprivacyawards.com/shortlist

More information on the EU Horizon2020 project can be found here: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/873169

The CSI-COP website is here: https://csi-cop.eu/

Related Experiences: Huma teaches technology/AI ethics to students from different courses in Coventry University.

Keywords: AI, AI Ethics, AI development, privacy-by-design; data privacy; data protection, privacy, online tracking, web and app development, computer science

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