On the occasion of the launch of the Centre for Sociology of Media and Digital Society (CEMEDIG) at the Department of Culture and Communications, Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), we invite you to a guest lecture by Professor Linnet Taylor from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. The lecture titled ‘A progressive politics of technology: democratic process, data and justice’ will be held on March 18th 2024 (Monday) from 17:30 in the library of the Institute (Lj. F. Vukotinovića 2, Zagreb, 2nd floor on the right).

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Organising responses to the technologies that impact the public, and representing the interests of people and groups in relation to datafied interventions, are part of the democratic project. Yet these public duties have been reframed as technical issues of expert-led governance and compliance. This talk will explore the challenges that public and private algorithmic systems pose to the expert-led model of technology governance, and what alternatives might be possible that are better aligned with democratic process.

Short biography:

Linnet Taylor is a Professor of International Data Governance at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on digital data, representation and democracy, with particular attention to transnational governance issues. Her work on group privacy and data justice is used in discussions of technology governance in countries around the world. She also led the Global Data Justice project (2018-23), aiming to develop a social-justice-informed framework for governance of data technologies on the global level. Her work has also been supported by the Luminate foundation and the EU AI Fund. She is a member of the Dutch Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie).

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