Rapid innovation and pervasive use of digital technologies have a transformational impact on our lives. Two specific aspects, privacy and digital obsolescence, are examined in this presentation by Professor Natasa Milic-Frayling from University of Nottingham. She believes that the full potential of our digital future will be realized through personal and lasting ‘digital estates’.
This concept connects privacy with true ownership and control of our digital assets; a particularly vital idea given the rapid obsolescence of computing technologies. A new legal and societal framework "that empowers rather than enslaves individuals” will be needed to support this concept.
The event is open to all but aimed at a 16+ audience.
Time: 6.30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
* Please note this event will be filmed
Natasa Milic-Frayling is Professor and Chair of Data Science at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham. She serves as a Chair of the Technology and Research Workgroup of the UNESCO PERSIST Programme and is a Founder of Intact Digital Ltd.
Natasa has a long track record in computer science research, focussed on new paradigms in digital content management and analysis. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham in 2015, she was a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research (MSR) in Cambridge, UK since 1998. During her tenure at MSR, she led a cross-disciplinary research team working on Integrated Systems and served as a Director of the Research Partnership Programme.
Natasa is passionate about the impact of technology in personal and social computing. She promotes a dialogue between the ICT industry, consumers, and policy makers on critical issues that arise from the adoption of digital technologies. Her current focus is on digital obsolescence and privacy respecting design of computing systems and applications. On these challenges issues, she collaborates with a broader community of scholars and practitioners. She is a member of the ACM Europe Council and Chair of ACM Women Europe.
Natasa received her undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1984 and a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh in 1989.
This event is part of our October 2017 festival 'Computing History: Where did all the Women Go? For the full line-up of events, see our hub page here.