WhosGotYourBackFinal03_Page_2Friday, 13 May 2016 – 12.45-4 p.m.
11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong (Centennial Campus)

In a world of insecure systems, data breaches and ubiquitous surveillance, digital defence is no longer the domain of specialists. The recent Apple v FBI debate highlights the risks of backdoors and vulnerabilities, and the position of private companies who stand between users and governments. Censorship battles the world over raise concerns about online safety and free speech. Do we trust intermediaries to protect human rights? Do companies have a duty to hardwire privacy and trust into the design of platforms and services? What can journalists, civil society and lay users do to exercise control over their devices and data?

Find out at this lively discussion on ethics, technology, law and policy.

Speakers:

Moderators:

  • Anne Cheung | Faculty of Law, HKU
  • Doreen Weisenhaus | Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU
For more details visit http://www.lawtech.hk/surveillance/

 

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