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GDPR Hack Day at MIT Media Lab

Join business, legal and technology thought leaders to learn about and discuss the General Data Protection Regulation. This new European Law provides individuals strong ownership and control of their personal data through powerful new rights and other legal mechanisms.

We will hold a joint panel discussion with the “explanations in algorithmic systems” session of the The End of Privacy 1.0: Data Portability and Information Rights sister event happening at the same time in London, UK. We will also review and discuss open source projects and emerging technologies designed to achieve one or more requirements of the GDPR. During the second part of the event we will break into smaller groups to pursue more focused discussions and project hacking based on interests of participants.

We will use the following online file for collaborative notes during the event: https://hackmd.io/Ii2sZ6pvS1ykGdcdJJvBnw

To request an invitation reach out to: law.MIT.edu/Contact


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Event Overview and Agenda


11:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Welcome and Introductions

Dazza Greenwood, of the MIT Media Lab, will facilitate the welcome and introductions.


12:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Brown-Bag Lunch Join Session With London GDPR Event

We will hold a joint panel discussion with the “Privacy Information: explanations in algorithmic systems” session of the The End of Privacy 1.0: Data Portability and Information Rights sister event happening in London, UK.

Privacy Information: explanations in algorithmic systems

  • Host: Nicolo Zingales (From London)
  • Thomas Hardjono, (from MIT), OPAL project
  • Vaishak Belle, University of Edinburgh (From London)
  • Reuben Binns, Oxford University (From London)
  • Paolo Missier, University of Newcastle (From London)

NOTE: Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to this session. Lunch options are available at and nearby the MIT Media Lab


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Technology Capabilities Providing GDPR Solutions

We will review and discuss projects and technologies designed to achieve one or more requirements of the GDPR:

Open API for People to Exerise Rights Under GDPR

Ben Hoxie of mParticle will provide a review of the OpenGDPR project, available at https://github.com/opengdpr/opengdpr

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Ben Hoxie, Product Management at mParticle

Quantitative Collective Decision-Making Applied to the Law and GDPR

Nick Naraghi, Co-Founder of TeamMachine, will demo how real-time, data-driven systems can be applied to measure the performance and effectiveness of law and regulation using the GDPR as an anchor example. We will explore how law and policy makers can evaluate success of GDPR implementation and how individuals can use quantitative collective decision making for tracking and measuring how their data is being used, discovery of best practices for personal data management and comparing how they stand across different services and providers.


2:30 PM to 3:45 PM - Small Group Discussion and Projects

We will break into smaller groups to pursue more focused discussions and projects based on interests of participants.


3:45 PM to 4:15 PM - Small Group Report Outs and Large Group Discussion


4:30 PM - Adjourn MIT Media Lab Event


OPTIONAL FinTech Connect Session

6:00 PM to 6:45 PM - Venture Cafe FinTechConnect Flash Talk

Participants are invited to continue the conversation on personal data ownership at the Venture Cafe FinTech Connect “FlashTalk” at 1 Braodway, Cambridge MA (2 blocks from the MIT Media Lab).

FlashTalk Title: Identity and Personal Data as an Asset Class

FlashTalk Description: Personal identity involves more than money can buy, but it’s also part of an emerging digital asset class. The rise of “smart” phones, homes and cities accelerated by blockchain, smart contracts and mass-automation offer new modes for control, methods for valuation and mechanisms for exchange of key rights to this new asset type. What are the key issues, options, and opportunities for innovative FinTech products, services and markets arising from this new digital asset class? Presenter: Dazza Greenwood, CIVICS.com

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