The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance

The Central European Universitz Center For Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) and the CEU Department of Public Policy (DPP) invite you to a public lecture entitled "The Privacy Advocates: Resisting the Spread of Surveillance” by Colin Bennett (Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia)

Today, personal information is captured, processed, and disseminated in a bewilderingly variety of ways. Is is done through increasingly sophisticated, miniaturized, and widely distributed technologies: identity cards, biometrics, video surveillance, the use of cookies and spyware by Web sites, data mining and profiling, and many others.

In "Privacy Advocates", Colin Bennett analyzes the people and groups around the world have risen to challenge the most intrusive surveillance practices done by both government and corporations. Bennett describes a network of self-identified privacy advocates who have emerged from civil society without official sanction and with few resources, but surprisingly influential.

Wednesday, April 23, 5:00 pm
Gellner Room
Nádor u. 9.

 

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