DSA ADS Course - 2021
To lose freedom of thought (FoT) is to lose our dignity, our democracy and our very selves. Accordingly, the right to FoT receives absolute protection under international human rights law. However, this foundational right has been neither significantly developed nor often utilized. The contours of this right urgently need to be defined due to twenty-first century threats to FoT posed by new technologies. As such, this paper draws on law and psychology to consider what the right to FoT should be in the twenty-first century.
CECILIA MUÑOZ - Director Domestic Policy Council
MEGAN SMITH - U.S. Chief Technology Officer; Office of Science and Technology Policy
DJ PATIL - Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist Office of Science and Technology Policy
Philip N. Howard, Samantha Bradshaw
Jacob Metcalf, Emily F. Keller, Danah Boyd
The Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society was convened to bring together researchers from diverse fields who were thinking deeply about ethical, social and policy challenges associated with the rise of “big data” research and industry, with an eye toward developing recommendations about future directions for the field.