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Bruce Schneier - The Future of Privacy: Rethinking Security Trade-offs

Open Rights Group

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6:30 PM (GMT)

Bruce Schneier - The Future of Privacy: Rethinking...

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Event Details

We live in a unique time in our technological history. The cameras are ubiquitous, but we can still see them. ID checks are everywhere, but we still know they're going on. Computers inherently generate personal data, and everyone leaves an audit trail everywhere they go.

Bruce Schneier, internationally-renowned cryptographer, technologist and author, will share his vision of current and future technologies' effects on privacy. Schneier rejects the traditional "security vs. privacy" dichotomy in favor of a more subtle and realistic one.

Data is the pollution problem of the information age and we need to start thinking about how to deal with it.

Jim Killock, Executive Director of Open Rights Group, will chair the audience Q&A.

Drinks will be available at the venue before and after the talk.

An audio and video recording will be made available after the event.

Getting there

Please note the main entrance to the St Albans Centre is on Baldwins Gardens.

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  • Chancery Lane: Central line
  • Holborn: Central and Piccadilly lines
  • Farringdon: Thameslink, Hammersmith and City, Circle and Metropolitan lines
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Bus routes

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(For further information call 020 7222 1234)

By car: Limited car parking is available. NCP sites are at Shoe Lane, Saffron Hill and Snow Hill.

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When & Where

St Albans Centre
18 Brooke St
EC1N 7RD London
United Kingdom

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6:30 PM (GMT)

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The digital age is transforming society: bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities. When these freedoms are under attack, the Open Rights Group is there to defend them. Founded in 2005 by 1,000 digital activists, ORG has become the UK’s leading voice defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, consumer rights and creativity on the net.

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