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Tuesday, October 13 • 13:35 - 14:20
Breakout 2: Social Licence

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Tools like automated facial recognition, digital contact tracing in a pandemic, and data-sharing across agencies can be really useful but also really creepy. How do we feel about our government using these new technologies? And are we having the conversations we need to figure that out?

You may have heard the term ‘social licence.’ This is the idea that successful policy and technology choices depend on a level of trust and buy-in from affected communities, which means taking steps to establish and build that trust.

But what does this look like in practice? How should the government earn your trust, and what do they need to do to keep it? Are things like the Algorithm Charter from StatsNZ the right approach?

Come to this room to talk about what New Zealanders want to see from the government around privacy, trust, the use of data, and more.

Session 1
We'll start with trying to define social licence, and what it means to you. Who uses it, why, and for what means? Are we all talking about the same thing, or are there better terms we could use?

Session 2
What are the mechanisms and approaches for influencing social licence? Where have you seen it be effective? What lessons can we learn from social licence in the non-tech realm that could be applied in tech?

Session 3
Let's put social licence to the test in the context of COVID-19 digital contact tracing apps: why would you use it or not? What information might change your mind?

Session 4
What principles might we recommend that governments have in mind when building social licence? How do governments decide if they should continue or stop doing things?

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Anna Brown

Associate Professor, Toi Āria — Design for Public Good, Massey University
Anna Brown is a design researcher, educator and practitioner whose expertise is in participatory design. Her research focuses on deliberative engagement, participatory policy design and design-led innovation. She leads Toi Āria: Design for Public Good, a research centre in the College... Read More →
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Andrew Chen

Research Fellow, University of Auckland
Kia ora! I have a couple of different hats:- I do research at the University of Auckland's Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures on digital transformation and its impacts on society, as well as some work on network mapping of complex social issues and tracking public policy around... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:35 - 14:20 NZDT
Zoom Breakout 2: Social Licence