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'Digital Citizenship'


Thursday, June 30, 2016, 14:00


Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2


Please send expressions of interest to attend this event to

This is the fifth in a series of six events themed around the constitution.

Chair: Noreen O'Carroll, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Introductions by: ·

  • John Morison MRIA, Queen's University Belfast
  • Andrew Power, IADT


  • Oisín Tobin, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Anthony Behan, IBM
  • Donegal Youth Councillors

Questions of data protection, privacy, surveillance, as well as the positive aspects of data sharing and integration will be discussed.  New technologies have also led to a massive increase in the amount of data being produced by public bodies.  This data is valuable and can be used to transform the way services are planned, delivered and managed.  Open Data is about making data held by public bodies available and easily accessible online for reuse, redistribution and analysis.  The idea of ‘Algorithmic Government’ that this promises, will be assessed and some of the challenging issues will be reviewed.

The Chatham House Rule will apply to all the conversations in this series.

Two bursaries of €50.00 each are available to post-graduate students. To make an application for a bursary contact Andrew Power at Include a CV and up to 500 words outlining your reasons for wishing to attend the conversation, and how your attendance would assist with your studies. 

The complete Constitutional Conversations series consists of:

1. Constitutions, referendums and the family 2 March 2016, 14:00, Royal Irish Academy
2. Reviewing constitutions: the role of constitutional conventions   28 April 2016, 15:00, Royal Irish Academy
3.1 Constitutions and these islands: beyond Brexit: Part I-Dublin   6 May 2016, 10:30, Royal Irish Academy
3.2 Constitutions and these islands: beyond Brexit: Part II-Belfast    15 September 2016, Queen's University Belfast
4. The idea of a republic: freedom and politics  8 June 2016, 18:00, Royal Irish Academy
5. Digital citizenship 30 June 2016, 14:00, Royal Irish Academy
6. Commemorations and the constitution   September 2016, Royal Irish Academy

The series is organised by the RIA's Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee with sponsorship from Mason Hayes & Curran.

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