EVENTS

"How is politics influenced by big data, micro-targeting and profiling? The case of the Five Star Movement in Italy and Brexit in the UK"

Alexandra Geese MEP is pleased to invite you to the panel-discussion on
„How is politics influenced by big data, micro-targeting and profiling? The case of the Five Star Movement in Italy and Brexit in the UK“

Time:         Tuesday, November 12th, from 15:30 to 17:30 p.m.
Place:        European Parliament, room ASP 5E1.

With the data industry now worth more than the oil industry, analysing data is becoming key to the functioning of businesses and now, increasingly, political parties. When political parties use big data, micro-targeting and profiling on their citizens, it fundamentally rocks the foundations that underpin our democracies.

Are parties using micro-targeting more successful than those refusing to do so? How should political parties behave? Do we need regulation in order safeguard our democracy? With the help of leading academic experts as well as critical journalists, we delve into the ethical and legal aspects of data use in politics by looking at two examples: the Five Star Movement in Italy and the pro-Brexit campaign in the UK, both known for the use of big data.  

We will be discussing these questions with our esteemed panel:

Organised and Chaired by:
    • Alexandra Geese MEP (European Greens/EFA)
Panel:
    • Jacopo Iacoboni (Journalist/Author, La Stampa)
    • Dr. Monica Horten (Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics)
    • Marco Canestrari (Author, Il Sistema Casaleggio)
    • Dr. Judith Möller (Assistant Professor for Political Communication, University of Amsterdam)
    • Frederik Borgesius (Professor ICT and Law, Radbound University)

IMPORTANT! If you are an external participant, please email alexandra.geese@europarl.europa.eu with the following details: last name and first name, date of birth, nationality, and type and number of official identity document (ID card or passport), by 7 November 2019.

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