#SMWNYC

May 5-7, 2020




Own Your Data

Hosted by Brittany Kaiser

thursday, May 2, 2019

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM

Sheraton Times Square

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Brittany Kaiser was the main whistleblower in the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data scandal that rocked the world with the winning of the Trump and Brexit campaigns in 2016. Coming out of that data crisis, she worked to inform the world about the shady practices of the data collection industry and how the business was run as a kleptocracy: personal data of individuals was constantly being harvested while people signed terms and conditions everyday without reading them.

In this session, Brittany will highlight aspects from her journey as a human rights activist and data rights whistleblower for people to understand the dichotomy of how technology can be harnessed for good but also abused for evil.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How owning your data as a property right is the best way forward to protect users.
  • Being shown targeted content can seem convenient but there is also a very negative side of only seeing content that you relate to
  • In order for users to be protected, consumers have to keep themselves educated and actively engage in their own protection

Event Location



Social Media Week

Own Your Data

May 2, 2019 - 12:25 PM - 12:50 PM

Hosted by Brittany Kaiser




Brittany Kaiser

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, Digital Asset Trade Association