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The Data Economy Explained with Marketplace Tech's Molly Wood

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The Collective Seattle

400 Dexter Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109

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Politics, Policy and Privacy in the Data Economy: What tradeoffs are we really making?

User data is the currency of our modern tech economy. Many of us happily exchange our data for “free” services and apps. But even a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, do we really know or understand the extent to which our data is being used? We enjoy the personalized recommendations, conveniences and content—but are we getting fair value in exchange or are we simply getting fleeced?

Join KUOW and GeekWire for an evening with Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood digging into the surprising, sometimes terrifying and often overlooked side of the data economy. We’ll discuss how tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft are really using the volumes of user data they possess and what steps we as consumers (and citizens) can take to understand how our data is being used and safeguarded.

Host: Molly Wood, Marketplace Tech

Guests:

Monica Nickelsburg ­– civic editor, GeekWire

Giri Sreenivas – co-founder and CEO, Helm

Ryan Calo co-director, University of Washington Tech Policy Lab


Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm

RSVP required to claim your seat. Space is limited and we expect to sell out, so grab your seat today!


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