Dr Huma Shah

Dr Huma Shah

University of Coventry

    Dr. Huma Shah gained her PhD in 'Deception-detection and machine intelligence in Practical Turing tests' from Reading University in 2011. From 2012 to 2014 she worked as research fellow on the EU FP7 funded 'RoboLaw' project (http://www.robolaw.eu/). Since 2014 she has been with Coventry University researching and teaching AI trust and AI ethics. She is Director of Science (Co-Investigator) leading an eleven-partner international team on an EU Horizon2020 research and innovation project: CSI-COP. Huma is co-author of Turing's Imitation Game: Conversations, published by Cambridge University Press in September 2016.

    Event: Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe: Rhetoric and Practice
    Title: How Citizen Science Can Add Value to Investigate Compliance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    Abstract: We have “zero privacy” and should “get over it”. These are words uttered in 1999 by Sun Microsystems co-founder, Scott McNealy (Sprenger, 1999). CSI-COP disagree. Using a bottom-up approach to assess whether the informed consent and transparency elements in the GDPR are being complied with, specifically on websites and in apps on smart mobile devices, the CSI-COP EU Horizon2020 funded research and innovation project (grant agreement 873169) will engage, educate and inform recruited adults from the general public to become citizen scientists joining the project’s research team. In this talk the problem of near-ubiquitous online tracking will be presented.

    Reference Sprenger, P. (1999). Sun on Privacy: ‘Get Over It’. Wired. https://www.wired.com/1999/01/sun-on-privacy-get-over-it/

    All Sessions by Dr Huma Shah

    Building Consistency for Open Science in Europe: Day 1 04-19-2021
    14:25 - 14:45

    Dr Huma Shah (CSI-COP Project; University of Coventry) | 'How Citizen Science Can Add Value to Investigate Compliance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)'

    Abstract: We have “zero privacy” and should “get over it”. These are words uttered in 1999 by Sun Microsystems co-founder, Scott McNealy (Sprenger, 1999). CSI-COP disagree. Using a bottom-up approach to assess whether the informed consent and transparency elements in the GDPR are being complied with, specifically on websites and in apps on smart mobile devices, the CSI-COP EU Horizon2020 funded research and innovation project (grant agreement 873169) will engage, educate and inform recruited adults from the general public to become citizen scientists joining the project’s research team. In this talk the problem of near-ubiquitous online tracking will be presented.

    Reference Sprenger, P. (1999). Sun on Privacy: ‘Get Over It’. Wired. www.wired.com/1999/01/sun-on-privacy-get-over-it/

    15:15 - 15:55

    Q&A Session

    Q&A Session with Julien Roche, Dr. Huma Shah and Lightning Talks presenters

    Chapter XXVIII: Ljubljana 11-10-2020
    10:05 - 10:30

    The Internet is plagued with Trackers

    Article 1 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights states that “Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected”. Article 12 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes this statement: “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy … [or] correspondence.” In addition, the 2018 general data protection regulation (GDPR): “sets a high standard for consent” (ICO). This informed consent entails “offering individuals real choice and control” and “genuine consent should put individuals in charge, build trust and engagement”. The CSI-COP project will explore compliance of GDPR’s informed consent by leveraging citizen science methodology. With the project team, CSI-COP citizen scientists will investigate the extent to which our online privacy is compromised, and our human dignity is violated through digital tracking across the Internet in websites and in Android Apps.

    11:45 - 12:30

    Panel discussion

    Chaired by Miro Pušnik, University of Ljubljana

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    @KarelLuyben sets up our discussion: Fundamental research driven by curiosity is critical, linking to pragmatic and utility driven research and industry.
    Our basis for collaboration:
    – Respect
    – Trust
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