SAGE Ocean Speaker Series: Kimberly A. Houser

We were extremely lucky to kick off the first edition of the SAGE Ocean Speaker Series last week with a talk from tech attorney and social media law professor, Kimberly A. Houser.

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Kimberly presented her research into the use of big data by the IRS, sparking engaged debate from the audience around the legality of such practices; surveillance and privacy; machine learning and "black box" algorithms. There was also much discussion around the GDPR and its potential impact when it comes into force on the 25th May - another of Kimberly's current research topics.

It was a fantastic start to the series and we look forward to hearing from more social science, big data and technology experts over the coming months.

You can find out more about Kimberly's research into the IRS here.