Data Security Week

15. 5. - 20. 5. 2017


Is there tape over your web camera, do you use passwords that are 20 characters long, and do you browse the web under a cloak of anonymity? Or do you think that all this is paranoia appropriate only to those who buy drugs on the internet or watch child porn, and because you aren’t doing anything wrong, you don’t have to worry about any of this?

Come discuss data security with Czech and international experts who through guided tours of the exhibition, panel discussions, and workshops will tell us what can put our data at risk and how to defend ourselves against these threats, in an easy-to-understand way.

Data Security Week is being held within the scope of the accompanying programme for the Big Bang Data exhibition.

15 May, 6:00 p.m.

A guided tour of the Big Bang Data exhibition with internet journalist and social networks expert Dan Dočekal, and Michal Kučerák of the DOX Centre.

The event will be in Czech.
Free admission. Registration is required at
17 May, 7:00 p.m.
What do we reveal through data, and should we care?

Panel discussion

What is data, what role does it play in society, how are its production, collection, analysis, and utilization evolving, what is the difference between data and metadata, what can data tell us about relationships between people/institutions, etc.

This panel discussion will feature Vesselin Popov (Business Development Director, University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre ) and Michal Špaček (programmer and data security expert). It will be moderated by Petr Koubský (journalist, information and communications media analyst, and teacher).

The event will be in English with simultaneous translation into Czech.
Free admission. Registration is required at

18 May, 7:00 p.m.
How to protect your data.

Panel discussion


How is it possible to use and misuse the data we produce? Does it happen? And how can we prevent it, or at least regulate it? How can we protect ourselves as individuals, and who can help us do so? What are the government, commercial entities, or non-profit organizations doing in this regard?

The panel discussion will feature s Oktavia Jonsdottir (security expert and independent consultant in the area of data security for organizations and individuals, Pirate Party of Iceland), Tactical Tech (a Berlin collective that raises awareness in the area of data security), Miroslav Umlauf (a data expert, currently Director Business Intelligence at AVAST), and Vladimír Rohel (data security and ICT expert, former director of the National Centre for Cybersafety, currently with the National Agency for Communications and Information Technology). It will be moderated by Filip Rožánek (media analyst, social networks consultant, digital media specialist, and editor-in-chief of Marketing & Media).

The event will be in English with simultaneous translation into Czech.
Free admission. Registration is required at

20 May, 2:00 –5:00 p.m.
Practical and easy-to-understand data security

Creative workshops (not only) for families with children

What do children know about data security? And what do others know about your children thanks to data they themselves or you release into the world? How should one discuss data security with one’s family and why is it necessary?

Attend workshops with DOX Centre instructors and members of the Tactical Tech collective who will advise attendees on how to protect their data. The programme will include printed materials that raise awareness regarding the subject of data security

The event will be in Czech and English.
Free admission. Registration is required at

The initiative "Big Bang Data: Data Security Week and On-line Artist Residency" has been supported by grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

DOX Prague, a.s