Join us in Exploring Ethical Tech with a focus on data rights and privacy on the first day of our Digital City Fringe Festival!
As a rapidly growing tech hub and socially progressive region, Greater Manchester has the potential to establish itself on a global stage as an exemplar for tech ethics. The region has the thriving tech for good scene embodied through the pro-active community at Tech for Good Live, as well as establishing itself as a progressive centre for civic tech, with Salford planning to establish itself as a world-leading SmartCity, and two security hubs being established at the University of Manchester and Manchester Digital.
Collaboration, innovation and an inclusive economy are central to the region’s ambitions, and so designing, developing and deploying tech that goes beyond industry to consider people, communities, society and the environment is essential to the region’s future. Sponsored by the Co-op Foundation and Luminate, and building on The Federation’s work to educate and upskill organisations in responsible tech practice, the Exploring Ethical Tech fringe festival aims to bring ethical tech to the heart of the city’s Digital City programme, and engage Greater Manchester’s tech ecosystem in our work to bring the humanity back to tech.
In a world awash with data, the ability to make the right decisions regarding the use of data becomes increasingly more complex and difficult.
Over the last 10 months, Open Data Manchester has been co-designing a Declaration on what good and bad practice with data looks like, and how Greater Manchester can become a UK leader in using data so that data and the services, products and decisions made with it can benefit all.
The session will introduce people to the Declaration and a number of scenarios where it could help.
Open Data Manchester CIC has been leading the way in open data practice since 2010. We advocate for responsible and intelligent data use for a fairer and more equitable society, and support individuals, communities and organisations to do so through a wide and varied programme.
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