Regulating privacy and the way we use (big) data
Dennys Antonialli
Universidade de São Paulo
From social network analysis, interpreting online behaviors and predictive
modeling, the way data have been mined, treated and used has changed
significantly. If, on the one hand, the so called phenomenon of "Big Data" has
enable important advances and discoveries, on the other hand, it poses
significant threats to privacy and transparency. Decision making processes have
been relying more and more on the use of algorithms, the majority of which
work as "black boxes". Given the inherent analytical assumptions and
methodological biases built into many big data systems, a more rigorous
regulatory framework seems to be needed. This presentation will discuss some
of the challenges policymakers face when trying to balance big data innovation
with privacy protection, particularly focusing on the case of Brazil and our
attempts to create a privacy baseline legislation ("Brazilian Civil Rights
Framework for the Internet and the Draft of the Data Protection Bill).
Short Biography
PhD candidate in Constitutional Law at the University of São Paulo (Brazil),
where he also earned his bachelor of laws degree. He holds a “Master of the
Science of Law” degree from Stanford Law School and a “Master of Lawand
Business” from Bucerius Law School/WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management
in Germany. Dennys has worked in the technology and civil liberties team of the
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU/NC) and acted as a
legal consultant for the “Timor-Leste Legal Education Project” (Stanford
LawSchool/Asia Foundation). He has been awarded the first place prize of the
“2011 Steven M. Block Civil Liberties award” for best written work on civil
liberties at Stanford Law School and won the first place prize of the “Brazil’s
Internet Framework Bill & Development Award” (Google/FGV-SP). In 2013, he
was a fellow researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet
and Society (Berlin). In July 2014, Dennys attended the Summer Doctoral
Program at the Oxford Internet Institute. Currently, he is the coordinator of the
“Law, Internet and Society Nucleus” of the University of São Paulo (NDIS-USP)
and the executive director of InternetLab, an independent think tank on
internet policy in Brazil.

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