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Libraries for Privacy: Public Workshop (Stromness)
Tue 18 April 2017, 10:30 – 13:00 BST
Do we have nothing to fear, if we have nothing to hide?
This session held at Stromness Library will seek to build discussion around human rights in the digital age, including privacy and freedom of expression and how this impacts everyone in Orkney, Scotland and the UK more broadly.
With the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act in Westminister in 2016, the impact of digital surveillance on our society is growing in significance. Are we willing to communicate with others if we know someone else is listening? Will we continue to research issues that we know to be sensitive? Can we be ourselves in the gaze of others?
Digital surveillance can change how we realise our fundamental freedoms and as a modern democracy it is vital we discuss this issues in the open.
In this session, we will discuss:
- Surveillance laws in the UK, following the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act;
- The ongoing debates highlighting the perceived tensions between freedom & security;
- The age of Big Data and how we can ensure our human rights remain protected;
- Steps we can take to protect our privacy and security online;
This session is open to all and does not require high levels of technical literacy.
There will be practical steps that you can take to improve your digital security, so please feel free to bring in your laptop if you would like to install tools during the session.