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Monday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
How to Counter the Backlash Against Transparency in the Age of Fake News & Data Breaches

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With fears around facebook’s data scandal and fake news, many transparency campaigners are facing a tough backlash from politicians and the general public. This is especially concerning because they believe transparency and privacy are mutually exclusive. This misperception presents the transparency and open data space with an alarming challenge. We want to host a community brainstorm on the most powerful arguments to counter this belief and crowdsource the most impactful case studies from the IACC community.

Session Rapporteur: Madeleine McCarroll


Hera Hussain

Senior Advocacy Manager, Open Contracting Partnership
Hera is the Senior Advocacy Manager at Open Contracting Partnership. She catalyzes communities, journalists, and activists, helping them utilize open data and technological innovation to create positive social change around the globe. A young leader in the open data and open government... Read More →
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Zosia Sztykowski

Project Lead, OpenOwnership
Zosia Sztykowski is the coordinator for OpenOwnership, a new project to launch an open data registry of beneficial ownership information from around the world. With a background in cultural analysis and feminist organizing, Zosia is dedicated to effecting policy and shifting norms... Read More →

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Will Fitzgibbon

Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Will Fitzgibbon is a reporter for ICIJ. In 2014, Will was ICIJ’s first Investigative Journalism Fellow. He was a reporter on ICIJ's Swiss Leaks project and heads ICIJ's Africa Desk, coordinating and expanding ICIJ's collaboration with journalists across Africa. Before coming... Read More →

Madeleine McCarroll

Senior Manager, B Team
Madeleine is a Senior Manager at the B Team. She has eight years experience working across commercial and government sectors in the areas of energy and conservation. She has a background in partnerships, business development and management. Previous to her role as Senior Manager... Read More →

Tom Walker

Research Manager, Engine Room
Tom Walker is the Research Manager at the Engine Room. He started out writing and editing for newspapers, consultancies and think tanks on topics including politics and corruption in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, then moved into designing and managing election-related projects in countries... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm CEST
Workshop Room 7
  Workshop, Panel Debate
  • Organiser Open Contracting Partnership