Kieron O’Hara is an associate professor in electronics and computer science at the University of Southampton, UK. His interests are in the philosophy and politics of digital modernity, particularly the World Wide Web; key themes are trust, privacy and ethics. He is the author of several books on technology and politics, the latest of which, The Theory and Practice of Social Machines (Springer, with Nigel Shadbolt, David De Roure and Wendy Hall), will appear in 2019. He has also written extensively on political philosophy and British politics. He is one of the leads on the UK Anonymisation Network, which disseminates best practices in data anonymization.

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