This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon 2019, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

Important note: Whether you’re a session organizer, speaker, or participant, you’ll need to login to Sched or create an account in order to get the most out of the program (including creating a profile and building your own customized RightsCon schedule).

Be sure to get your ticket to RightsCon first. You can visit rightscon.org for more information.

RightsCon is brought to you by Access Now.
Wednesday, June 12 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Data Trust Models in the Digital Era: A public, private and people matter

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

This session will bring together panelists from different background to discuss the data stewardship models that we are beginning to see develop around the world. Sensors and the Internet of Things are amassing data about citizens, their whereabouts and behaviour in the name of making the functionality of these spaces more efficient and benefit the public good. Due largely to uncharted relationship between governments and the private sector as it relates to data collection, use and control of data, policymakers have been grappling with creating and adopting data stewardship models to allow for innovation while addressing public concerns. “Data Trusts” have become the catchphrase for some of these stewardship mechanisms that can be administered by the government, private sector, the public or a combination of different actors. They may be industry specific or broad enough to include various kinds of data. What are the various data trust models? What can we learn about the benefits/challenges that exist in creating each of these mechanisms? The discussion will elicit thought provoking issues related to how data can be collected, used, controlled – and in some cases even monetized. It will also explore the relationship between government, private sector, users and data subjects.

avatar for Rohinton Medhora

Rohinton Medhora

President, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. He served on CIGI's former International Board of Governors from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research... Read More →

avatar for Sean McDonald

Sean McDonald

Co-Founder, Digital Public
Sean McDonald is a co-founder of Digital Public, a public interest data governance firm. Digital Public pioneered Civic Data Trusts – legal frameworks that enable groups to build fiduciary, purpose-driven management of the rights to data, code, and other digital assets. He's also... Read More →
avatar for Sylvie Delacroix

Sylvie Delacroix

Professor in Law and Ethics, U. of Birmingham and Alan Turing Institute
Challenging the ‘one size fits all’, feudal approach to data gov.: bottom up data trusts can not only empower us to choose among different approaches to data gov., switch trust when needed. can also facilitate access to pre-authorised, disparate datasets: https://papers.ssrn... Read More →
avatar for Philip Dawson

Philip Dawson

Lead, Public Policy, Element AI
Philip Dawson is Public Policy Lead at Element AI, where he works with governments and partner organizations to develop policies for artificial intelligence that empower the public and foster responsible economic growth. Reach out to discuss collaboration around privacy, data protection... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm BST
Celtic (Palais)