ATW 2014: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age – May 21st

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Around the World conference: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age
On May 21st KIAS is coordinating a digital conference which brings together, by video streaming, participants from institutes around the world to discuss privacy and surveillance research.  We are attempting to model an environmentally sustainable way of hosting dialogues on important global topics.
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Check out the amazing presenters:  http://www.aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/speakers/
Here are a few examples:

Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner
Killam Research Fellow and co-author with Dr. David Lyon and others of The New Transparency Project
Writer and researcher based in São Paulo, Brazil, member of the Steering Group of Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture for Interdisciplinary.Net and of the Internet of Things Council
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Explore the some of the intricacies of surveillance and privacy issues from historical roots to possible future challenges and solutions.
Here is a small sampling of the topics that will be discussed:

  • Government surveillance
  • Thirty Years Later – George Orwell’s 1984 is Now
  • Privacy in the digital age
  • Confidentiality in 17th century correspondence
  • Digital risks in the business worldAttitudes of police to ubiquitous cameras
*Please mark your calendar and join in the discussion!*
aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca  |  Twitter:  @KIASAlberta   #UofAworld
If you happen to be on campus at the University of Alberta please join us for:

Opening reception (with a light lunch)
May 21st – 11:00 AM MDT 
Senate Chambers – 3-26 Arts Building
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