[PET] CFP: Surveillance and Citizenship (Deadline 15 Feb)

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Fri Feb 13 12:26:56 GMT 2015


Surveillance and Citizenship
State-Media-Citizen Relations After the Snowden Leaks

Conference and Workshop in collaboration with "Unlike Us"
18-19 June 2015
Cardiff University, UK

Speakers include:
Ben Wizner (ACLU, Edward Snowden’s lawyer)
Caspar Bowden (former Chief Privacy Adviser for Microsoft)
Mark Andrejevic (Ponoma College, US)
Kirstie Ball (Open University, UK)
Seda Gürses (New York University, US)
Tony Bunyan (Statewatch)

The conference will bring together leading UK and international
scholars, and representatives of organisations such as Privacy
International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Tactical Tech, Open
Rights Group, and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

Submission deadline: *15 February 2015*

Please submit a 300-500 word abstract to DCSSproject at cardiff.ac.uk.

We invite submissions of academic paper proposals, as well as proposals
for workshops, hackathons and project presentations. The conference will
combine academic analysis and practical workshops.

Two years after the Snowden revelations started, the conference
"Surveillance and Citizenship" will review their impacts and
consequences for state policy, technological development, internet uses
and the media. It will address the following questions:

• What is the policy environment for surveillance and the work of
intelligence agencies? Which policy reform proposals have emerged?

• Which technical platforms have been particularly vulnerable; what
tools exist for secure communication; and what standards are required
for privacy protection?

• What is the level of public reaction? How do people perceive digital
surveillance?

• What are the implications of surveillance for journalism, activism and
social movements?

• Have the media reported accurately on the leaks? Which challenges have
emerged for journalists?

• What is the nature of citizenship in the 'Snowden Era'?

Further conference information:
http://www.dcssproject.net/conference/

Contact: DCSSproject at cardiff.ac.uk

Conference organizing committee:
Arne Hintz (Cardiff University)
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (Cardiff University)
Lina Dencik (Cardiff University)
Ian Brown (Oxford University)
Michael Rogers (Briar Project, Technical University of Delft)
Jonathan Cable (Cardiff University)


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