How Web 3.0 Technology and Data Policy Combine to Promote Data Sovereignty, Privacy, and Trust

Hosted by the Data Science Institute

In-person and online public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building)


Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Professor Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Professor Ken Benoit

Professor Ken Benoit


Baroness Shafik

Baroness Shafik

Join us for this special event at which LSE President and Vice Chancellor Minouche Shafik will be joined by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Meet our speakers and chair

Tim Berners-Lee, an Oxford graduate and British computer scientist, invented the World Wide Web in 1989. Named one of Time Magazine’s ‘100 Most Important People of the 20th Century,’ he is the co-founder and CTO of Inrupt, which uses pioneering Solid technology to put individuals in control of their data, and give organisations new opportunities to create value for customers in an open marketplace of innovation. Sir Tim is the Founder and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the Web Foundation whose mission is that the World Wide Web serves humanity. He co-founded, and is President of the Open Data Institute in London and is a Professor of Computer Science at Oxford University, and an Emeritus Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2004, Sir Tim was knighted by Queen Elizabeth and in 2007, he was awarded the Order of Merit. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science and the National Academy of Science. He has been the recipient of several honorary degrees. In April 2017, Sir Tim was awarded the Turing Prize which is considered the "Nobel Prize of Computing”, and most recently in 2022, he was awarded the Seoul Peace Prize. 

Ken Benoit is Director of the Data Science Institute at LSE and Professor of Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology. 

Minouche Shafik is President and Vice Chancellor of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was previously a senior leader of the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. She is an alumna of LSE. Her new book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract, is out now.

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