Roundtable: Are current models of data protection fit for purpose? Understanding the consequences for economic development

WPF’s Executive Director Pam Dixon will be moderating a Center for Global Development roundtable May 20 to discuss data governance models from the perspective of low and middle income countries. This is part of her ongoing work as co-chair of the Governing Data for Development project working group.

Michael Pisa, CGD Policy Fellow and lead for the CGD project on Governing Data for Development, will kick off the event, followed by Dixon, who will moderate. Three keynote speakers will present snapshots and ideas from low and middle income jurisdictions, including Africa and India, which will be followed by an open discussion amongst the participants.

This event is by invitation only, and will utilize modified Chatham House rules. Dixon will write a rapporteur’s report about the roundtable, and the report will be made public.

Two additional roundtables will follow this first event, and will be open to the public.

The Data for Development Project began in 2019, with the launch of the project’s working group co-chaired by Pam Dixon and the late Benno Ndulu. The project has produced a deeply researched scoping report as well as a blog post series, with additional work to come.

See CGD for additional information about the Center for Global Development’s  Governing Data for Development Working Group.

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