Cyber Conference 2018: In Conversation with Christopher Wylie

The whistleblower at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica revelations which triggered government investigations on both sides of the Atlantic and pushed privacy concerns into the spotlight.

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Cyber Conference 2018: In Conversation with Christopher Wylie

Christopher Wylie

Director of Research, Cambridge Analytica (2013–14)

Christopher Wylie, former director of research at Cambridge Analytica, explores issues such as the ethics and morality of the political use of data, whether the misuse of data should be seen as a public safety issue, and the need for a code of ethics for software engineers and data scientists.

He also speaks about why he feels social media organisations need to decide if they are builders of online communities, or harvesters of data, as well as the lack of power and budgets for regulatory bodies such as electoral commissions or the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office.