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Our Beeb - Book Launch and Drinks Reception

Limited space is available for an evening with some of the country's top experts and influential thinkers on the BBC.

Ellie Mae O'Hagan
25 November 2016
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Limited places are available for a launch, panel discussion and drinks reception for the newly-published, Rethinking the BBC: Public Media in the 21st Century, which is a collection of some of the best work published by openDemocracy's project ourBeeb over the last few years.Featuring panellists Owen Jones, Fiona Chesterson, and Des Freedman, the event will ask how a vast establishment media institution like the BBC can respond to recent political events; what is its role and future in this dramatically changing world?Rethinking the BBC brings together contributions from the political activists and theorists, including Mariana Mazzucato, Anthony Barnett, Michael Gardiner, and Aaron Bastani; cultural figures including Brian Eno, Philip Pullman and Ian McEwan; and broadcasters and journalists including George Monbiot, Sarah O’Connell, Meirion Jones and Lis Howell.

When: 29 November 2016, 6.30pm

Where: 71A Leonard St, London EC2A 4QS UK

Places for this event are very limited. RSVP to [email protected] to secure yours.

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To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.


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