Open data vs Privacy in Lisbon - What Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper and Uber can teach us

03/11/2016 by

Here is the presentation used by me in a class I taught in Lisbon, last week, with professor Joaquim Falcão.

This was a class regarding how data can be used to track the steps of Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba (and you), or to make our cities a better place to live. You choose! The content of this class:

a. European Parliament Motion for a Resolution on the existence of a global system for the interception of private and commercial communications (ECHELON); Do you believe in a “Real Big Brother”?

b. Malte Spitz speech regarding cell phone location data. How a cell phone company can track your entire life using meta-data;

c. The concept of data, meta-data, information and knowledge;

d. The Patricia Acioli’s murder case: a Brazilian judge was killed, and more than 3 million mobile phones meta-data were analyzed by the police to find the murders;

e. Riding With the Stars: how can we use open data to discover private information about stars and ordinary people;

f. Data usage by the government of Rio de Janeiro’s City Hall. Do you think the governments should have access to private data? Can it be used to improve the city for the citizens?

g. São Paulo’s plan for dealing with Uber: is the government of São Paulo obligated to open Uber data? Are we going to have our own Uber based Riding With the Stars? Do we need to open this data, as our law determines, to enforce public transparency; or should we maintain this data private, to protect citizens’ privacy?

h. Bill Draft 7.804-2014 (Federal Law): we have a bill draft in Brazil to obligate private companies to open their data when providing public services. What is your opinion about it?

You can find the interactive version of the presentation in the following link:

Pablo Cerdeira is the Head of the Center of Technology and Society - CTS/FGV and the former Rio de Janeiro's Chief Data Office