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Event Recap March 17, 2021

Event recap | Coordinating data privacy and the public interest

By the GeoTech Center

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On this episode of the weekly GeoTech Hour, the GeoTech Center is returning to the third episode of the Data Salon Series, hosted in partnership with Accenture. This episode focuses on data usage and employing data trusts to maximize individual privacy and private sector benefits.

The panelists discuss how governments and the private sector alike are working to develop strategies that emphasize individual privacy more than ever before, as the public continues to express greater interest in protecting their data. However, few institutions have landed upon successful solutions in practice that can protect user privacy while allowing for the high levels of analysis (including machine or AI-enabled learning) they have come to expect. As our digital landscape continues to evolve, it is time to consider what intentional policy and design choices could allow for greater data ownership within people-centered structures.

This recording will be available here, on the Atlantic Council’s YouTube channel, or on the GeoTech Center’s Twitter.


Dr. Divya Chander, MD, PhD
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Krista Pawley
Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

Hosted by

David Bray, PhD
Director, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council

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Event recap | The GeoTech Decade ahead

By The GeoTech Center

On Thursday, March 11, panelists gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center and discuss the “GeoTech Decade” ahead: what it means, what it could look like, and how it will affect us all. This date also represents the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, an event that has demonstrated to the world that choices regarding data and tech infrastructure and digital literacy significantly change our communities’ preparedness, resilience, and recovery from such an event.

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Related Experts: David Bray, Divya Chander, and Krista Pawley