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AAAS Science & Human Rights Coalition Meeting: Big Data & Human Rights

January 15, 2015 - January 16, 2015

Megan Price, panelist. Washington, D.C. January 15-16, 2015.


Throughout the first day of this meeting, participants deepened their knowledge about emerging human rights opportunities and concerns connected to Big Data, especially the implications for the work of scientists and engineers. Sessions explored how collection, analysis, and access to massive data sets can impact human rights, both positively and negatively, and identifed ways in which human rights principles offer guidance for responsible data use.

Throughout the first day of this meeting, participants deepened their knowledge about emerging human rights opportunities and concerns connected to Big Data, especially the implications for the work of scientists and engineers. Sessions explored how collection, analysis, and access to massive data sets can impact human rights, both positively and negatively, and identifed ways in which human rights principles offer guidance for responsible data use.

The meeting also hosted a workshop on how members can effectively inform their organizations about the Coalition’s many resources and, more generally, about the intersection of science and human rights.

Since the launch of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition in January 2009, Coalition meetings have convened scientists, engineers, and health professionals with human rights leaders and policy makers to discuss emerging issues at the nexus of science and human rights. The Coalition serves as a catalyst for the increased involvement of scientific and engineering associations and their members in human rights-related activities.

Details

Start:
January 15, 2015
End:
January 16, 2015
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.aaas.org/event/science-human-rights-coalition-meeting-big-data-human-rights

Organizer

AAAS
Website:
http://www.aaas.org/

Venue

AAAS Washington, DC
1200 New York Avenue Northwest #550
Washington, DC, 20005
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