Dr Jun Zhao has been one of the invited experts in the CDEI Online Safety Data Initiative project.

The expert group is set up the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) to provide advice and raise constructive challenge at key milestones across the Online Safety Data Initiative project lifecycle. The Online Harms Expert Group works to:

  • Advise on the scope and direction of travel during all phases of the project, sense checking that the solutions proposed address the needs of the safety technology industry and meet the challenges of the online safety agenda.
  • Advise on how data can be shared in a way that is privacy preserving and legally robust, which ensures the trust and confidence of all stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the project team is aware of best practice in handling online harms data and data stewardship more generally.

The Online Harms Expert Group, composed of 10 leading experts,including

  • Ali Shah (Head of Technology Policy at the Information Commissioner’s Office)
  • Dr Asma Vranaki (Policy & Regulation Lead at the National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online, Lecturer of Law at the University of Bristol’s Law School)
  • Azmina Dhrodia (Senior Policy Manager of Gender and Data Rights at Webfoundation)
  • Dr Claudia Peersman (Senior Research Associate at the National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online, Lecturer within the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the University of Bristol)
  • Fred Langford (Senior Technology Policy Lead at Ofcom)
  • Jack Hardinges (Programme Lead for Data Institutions at the Open Data Institute)
  • Jon Howard (Executive Product Manager at the BBC)
  • Poppy Wood (Senior Advisor at Reset Tech)
  • Dr Jun Zhao (Senior Researcher at Oxford University’s Department of Computer Science)
  • Andy Burrows (Head of Child Safety Online Policy at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)