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How to stop bad data driving out the good in an age of misuse, misleadingness and misinformation

  • Where St John’s College, Old Divinity School
  • When 4 March 2019 / 5.30pm - 6.45pm
  • Cost Free, but booking essential
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Speaker: Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority

Join CSaP for their 2019 Annual Lecture which this year is being held in collaboration with the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication. The UK Statistics Authority is the champion of statistics and data serving the public good – to allow the good data to shine out and be used, appropriately and with confidence, to inform the public. Fake news, post truth, mistrust of experts - a familiar roll call of anxieties about our data rich world. They point to an underlying fear that in this data abundant age the bad data drives out the good and we are left with a broken public discourse.

In his talk, Ed Humpherson will discuss the UKSA’s role in this data rich environment and highlight the central role of trustworthiness, and argue that CSaP can play a key part in the fight back against misuse, misleadingness, and misinformation.