Involving Critical Stakeholders in the Governance of Algorithms & Drones

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Runway, 1355 Market St, Suite 488, San Francisco

Involving Critical Stakeholders in the Governance of Algorithms & Drones

Involving Critical Stakeholders in the Governance of Algorithms & Drones

Sponsored by the Center for Technology, Society & Policy

Advances in the use of algorithms and drones are challenging privacy norms and raising important policy questions about the impact of technology. Two collaborative teams from the Center for Technology, Society & Policy share insights from their research investigating stakeholder perceptions of algorithms and drones. First, you’ll hear from fellows about their research on user attitudes toward algorithmic personalization, followed by a panel of experts who will discuss the implications. Then, hear from the fellows at CityDrones, who are working with the City of San Francisco to regulate the use of drones by municipal agencies. Can the city adopt drone policies that balance privacy and support innovation?

Refreshments will be served. Registration requested.

About the Speakers

Charles Belle is the CEO and founder of Startup Policy Lab and is an appointed member of the City & County of San Francisco’s Committee on Information Technology.

CTSP Fellows Rena Coen, Emily Paul, and Pavel Vanegas are 2016 graduates of the master’s program at the Berkeley School of Information. They are working collaboratively with the Center for Democracy & Technology to carry out their study of user perspectives toward algorithmic personalization. The study is jointly funded by CTSP and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity.


Gautam Hans is policy counsel and director of CDT-SF at the Center for Democracy & Technology. His work encompasses a range of technology policy issues, focused on privacy, security and speech.

Alethea Lange is a policy analyst on the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Privacy and Data Project. Her work focuses on empowering users to control their digital presence and developing standards for fairness and transparency in algorithms.

Jen King is a Ph.D. candidate at the Berkeley School of Information, where she studies the social aspects of how people make decisions about their information privacy, and how privacy by design — or the lack of it — influences privacy choices.


Last updated:

August 23, 2016