John MarshallCEO, World Ethical Data Forum & Executive Director at World Ethical Data Foundation
John Marshall is Director of the World Ethical Data Foundation and CEO of the World Ethical Data Forum (WEDF), leading global organisations that embrace the full range of interrelated issues around the use and future of data.
A graduate of Cambridge University, his work with the Foundation currently involves him in the development of a solution named the Freedoms Index (FI), a language-neutral international standard indexing system intended in its first stage to give visibility, longevity, structure, and efficacy to all data relating to human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to ensure that relevant information is censorship resistant and tamper-proof, and can be easily and precisely found. His work with the Foundation also explores ways to overcome cultural and linguistic obstacles to international diplomacy, and ways in which technology might be used to minimise corruption and coercion in the democratic process.
The first World Ethical Data Forum, which took place in 2018, was reported globally by major national news outlets and immediately recognised as the foremost event of its kind, covering subjects from AI, hacking, and finance, to civil liberties, human rights, privacy, whistleblowing, and press freedom.