Should we forfeit our human rights online for cyber or state security?
Marianne Franklin, Department of Media and Communications will chair a panel discussion to address the global debate of human rights in a digital age, following the Edward Snowden case and the latest online surveillance policies introduced to the UK.
This public debate brings together longstanding human rights defenders, including Amnesty International, (h)activists, legal experts, and journalists to discuss the practical and political challenges of defending human rights online and on the ground.
Microsoft's former chief privacy adviser, Caspar Bowden will also bring his expertise to the table.
Marianne Franklin, Professor of Global Media and Politics, Goldsmiths said: “In a world where more and more of what we do, how we think and interact, is happening online, it is fundamental that we have adequate protection of our rights and a more robust debate about what our existing human rights norm mean in a digital age.
“This debate will bring online security and policies that undermine freedom of expression and association, privacy and education into the public forum.”
The panel includes:
- Caspar Bowden, Independent Privacy Researcher
- Champa Patel, Amnesty International
- Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International
- Becky Kazansky, Tactical Technology Collective
- Hanane Boujemi, Hivos International: MENA region
- Catherine Easton, University of Lancaster, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition
- Gavin McFadyen, Centre for Investigative Journalism Goldsmiths, University of London
- Marianne Franklin, Goldsmiths, University of London (Moderator)
Thursday 26 February 2015
LG01 Professor Stuart Hall Building, 5.30pm