100 - Data, Privacy & Ethics: A Conversation with Chris Wiggins and Sarah Igo
Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sarah Igo and Chris Wiggins
How should we think about our data in today's world of algorithms, breaches, and online profiling? What is to be done about the tracking, mining, and commodifying of what we once considered to be private information? Where might we look—in technology, governance, history, or law—for answers? Join Chris Wiggins, who has revolutionized data analytics at the New York Times, and Sarah Igo, an award-winning historian of modern America, for a lively discussion of privacy, data, and ethics.
Chris Wiggins is the Chief Data Scientist for the New York Times, the co-founder of hackNY, an associate professor of applied mathematics at Columbia University, and a founding member of Columbia’s Data Sciences Institute. Sarah Igo is the author of The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America (2018), the Andrew Jackson Professor of History and Director of American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the inaugural Faculty Head of Vanderbilt’s E. Bronson Ingram College.