Are you and/or your organisation in an unhealthy relationship with your data?! Maybe that’s a question you’ve been meaning to answer for a long time, but didn’t quite know how. Or maybe you’re getting increasingly concerned about high profile data breaches, creepy ads following you around the internet, or simply overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data piling up in your systems. If so, now is the time for a little Data Detox! The webinar explores why ‘data detox’ practices matter and how they can make your organisation and your work more effective, safer, and less stressful.

The webinar is led by Varoon Bashyakarla. Varoon is a data scientist and statistician who worked with Tactical Tech for several years as part of the Influence Industry project. He started his career working as a data scientist in Silicon Valley. His past statistical undertakings led him to a variety of domains: journalism, public health, public safety, sports, finance, and art. Varoon is pursuing a Master’s degree in Information & Cybersecurity from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his Bachelor’s degree at Yale University, where he double majored in Statistics and Economics. Today, he splits his time between public-interest technology groups and private sector companies. He aims to help bridge these two spheres to foster privacy and security-preserving technologies that respect democratic ideals.


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