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YCW London: The Radical Transparency of Life in China's Cities (8th August, Tuesday, 7:00 pm, at King's College)

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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YCW London: The Radical Transparency of Life in China's Cities (8th August, Tuesday, 7:00 pm, at King's College)

with Perry Keller, Reader in Media and Information Law at Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 7:00 pm

Room K3.11, Strand Campus,

[6:30 pm] Doors Open [7:00 pm] Event Begins

 

What is the evolving relationship between citizen and state in China’s great cities, which are the epicentres of mass surveillance and algorithmic decision making? What diminishing spaces remain for personal autonomy and agency?

This talk is about the radical transparency of life in China’s cities, which has arrived through myriad governmental and commercial uses of surveillance and tracking technologies. This makes urban life in China more secure and efficient, but there are obvious concerns about the quality of data privacy and security in these environments. Further, data protection laws and regulations in China are fragmented and largely inapplicable to the government itself.

 

Mr Keller will also discuss the current environment for traditional and social media. 

 

About Perry Keller

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Perry Keller is Reader in Media and Information Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, where he specialises in the areas of information privacy / data protection, freedom of information and freedom of expression. Mr Keller holds degrees from the University of British Columbia and Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Canada and from Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA.

 

Mr Keller has a long running scholarly interest in law in contemporary China. He completed a two year postgraduate studies programme at Nanjing University in the early 1980’s. Before becoming an academic lawyer, Mr Keller was also employed by the Government of Hong Kong prior to the Handover. He has written a number of articles regarding the development of the contemporary Chinese legal system.

 

Mr Keller’s current research work concerns governmental and commercial surveillance of individuals in major global cities through the use of ubiquitous sensors and related data analytics and the consequent transformation of these urban environments into places of radical transparency.

 

Venue Details for Room K3.11, Strand Campus

Address: King's College London, London WC2R 2LS.

K3.11: King’s Building (From reception, go straight ahead down the corridor, then take the stairs just after the vending machine in the main building. Go up 3 flights, K3.11 is on your right).

 

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Room K3.11, Strand Campus
King's College London
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)


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Young China Watchers

YCW is a dynamic group of China-focused young professionals. Through regular roundtables and talks with senior figures in the China academic, policy and business communities, it provides a chance for engaged individuals to interact and discuss the most pressing issues emerging from China today. It aims to build a global network, fostering the next generation of China thought-leaders

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