From ontologies to controversies

Senior Associate
More in Common

Freelance Data Consultant
Gavin Freeguard


15 Sep 2017
14:20 - 14:50

From ontologies to controversies

How government collects and uses data has never been just a technical question, and particularly when things go wrong matters can quickly become controversial or politicised. From citizen surveillance to the statistics governments choose to compile and use to drive public policy, data is power and must be wielded with care.

With the expectation of a General Election around the corner, our panellists will discuss best practices in public engagement – and how to tell the difference between a data question and a political question.