Taylor Owen

Beaverbrook Chair, Media, Ethics & Communications

Max Bell School, McGill University

Taylor Owen (DPhil, Oxford) is the Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications, The Director of The Center for Media, Technology and Democracy, and an Associate Professor in the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation, a Fellow at the Public Policy Forum, and sits on the Governing Council of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). He was previously an Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia and the Research Director of Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism. He is the author of Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2015) and the co-editor of The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink its Foreign Policies (University of Toronto Press, 2015, with Roland Paris) and Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State (Columbia University Press, 2016, with Emily Bell). His forthcoming book with Emily Bell will be published by Yale University Press in 2021. His work focuses on the intersection of media, technology and public policy and can be found at taylorowen.com

Sessions

Data protection laws – Privacy, human rights, ethics and beyond

05/11/2020 14.15 - 14.55

Executive Track: Public / Private Sector Collaboration (CIOSC)Channel 2Keynote

Mounting calls for an overhaul to privacy and data protection regimes around the world have some countries enacting a new set of online rights for citizens, while others are embarking on needed changes. Explore how companies and governments are not only addressing privacy rules in changing regulatory environments, but more broadly the public responsibility for data.