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Published: 5 May 2021
‘We are delighted that Project Bijou will launch as a week-long event as it presents an exciting opportunity for local contributors to share their experiences alongside internationally recognisable names from the world of data to the audience.
‘We have a rich array of content which will explore ethics, psychology, governance, culture, human behaviour, human connection and innovation during the five days. The launch week is just the beginning of the project and ultimately, our aim is to ensure there is a cultural shift in society in terms of attitudes to people’s data. This shift comes from individuals, business and government understanding the important role they all play and we hope this social initiative will help to change behaviour, shift culture and reduce harm. Our world is increasingly shaped by data; embedding ethics and values into that world for ourselves and our community allows us to harness the very real opportunities presented whilst avoiding the potential harms.’
Attendees to the launch week are not required to pre-register, rather they can tune into specific topics of interest over the course of the week, and all content will remain available online post-launch. Details will be published on the ODPA website during the week of 24-28 May.
‘We want Project Bijou to encourage understanding and positive engagement with data protection at a cultural level to broaden the narrative beyond a tick-box approach. It is also designed to create a positive shift in approach within regulated organisations. We want to support a culture of compliance because there is an understanding of how that benefits us all, rather than because of a fear of sanction for non-compliance.’