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How to stop bad data driving out the good in an age of misuse, misleadingness and misinformation

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The 2019 CSaP Annual Lecture will be held in collaboration with the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication.

This year’s speaker is Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation at the UK Statistics Authority, and a CSaP Policy Leaders’ Fellow.

Fake news, post truth, mistrust of experts… a familiar roll call of anxieties – or perhaps clichés – about our data rich world. They point to an underlying fear that in this data abundant age the bad data drives out the good and we are left with a broken public discourse.

The UK Statistics Authority is the champion of statistics and data serving the public good – to allow the good data to shine out and be used, appropriately and with confidence, to inform the public.

Ed Humpherson will talk about the UKSA ’s role in this data rich environment and highlight the central role of trustworthiness – and argue that CSaP can play a key part in the fight back against misleadingness, misuse and misinformation.

This talk is part of the Centre for Science and Policy Lectures & Seminars series.

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