How Governments Should and Should Not Use Data Monitoring: A Future Tense Event

Future Tense
The Citizen's Guide to the Future
June 17 2014 11:12 AM

How Governments Should and Should Not Use Data Monitoring: A Future Tense Event

In today's increasingly connected world, proactive data monitoring makes it possible for organizations to listen to their communities and evaluate interactions, creating rich insights into digital engagement. But wonderful as these technologies are, there are challenges—especially when it comes to government use. Data monitoring can raise questions about privacy, what information the government is collecting, and how it is being used. This discussion will explore how governments can balance these very real concerns with their need for situational awareness, data-driven strategy, and community engagement.  

On Thursday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m., Future Tense, Digital Diplomacy Coalition, and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute will host a conversation about digital diplomacy and proactive monitoring with:

Julie Weckerlein
Public affairs specialist
Department of Health and Human Services

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Dr. Pablo Garcia Molina
Adjunct professor, technology management
Georgetown University

Christopher Harvin
Global strategic communications and public affairs advisor
Barbaricum and Sanitas International 

Moderator:
Josh Keating
Slate
staff writer

The event will be held at the New America office in Washington, D.C., and will also be streamed online. For more information and to RSVP, visit the New America website.

Future Tense is a partnership of SlateNew America, and Arizona State University.