The Digital Person Symposium

Wolfson College is pleased to be working with the HAT Community Foundation to host the Wolfson-HAT Annual Symposium on the Digital Person on 31 May in the Lee Hall, Wolfson College Cambridge from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

The use of personal data is of enormous global concern. Physical and digital personas are becoming inseparable, as physical actions are increasingly inferred through information available in cyberspace. This suggests an urgent need to discuss the concept of ‘the digital person’ as it emerges from rich data on the Internet. 

The Digital Person symposium will consider personal data from three perspectives:

1. digital personhood, law, freedom and democracy

2. value, economics and markets and

3. data analytics, data science and technology.


Aside from creating a unique environment for a robust discussion that is relevant and important, the symposium will also produce an annual white paper on the state of the digital person in a connected and digital society. Symposium participants are drawn from industry captains, policy makers, government representatives, combined with thought leaders from the sciences, humanities and social sciences with discussions relating to law, computer science, history, sociology, entrepreneurship, business, economics and the global society.

 The symposium will be chaired by three eminent professors in the field; Wolfson Press Fellow John Naughton, Wolfson Fellow Jon Crowcroft and Senior Member Irene Ng.

The Symposium is free to attend, but please register on Eventbrite.