Drones, Lies and Privacy – University of Sydney

Opublikowano: May 6, 2017 Autor: Sylwia G

Co-presented with the Power and Accountability Network in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
16 February, 2017

Contemporary governments frame surveillance and secrecy as evils necessary to ensure our security. Individual privacy has been trumped by the need for covert behaviour on the part of states and corporations who collect and store our personal metadata and monitor our activities via new technologies without our knowledge or consent.

We ask: how does the gathering and suppression of information subvert our right to know and preclude the media from exposing wrongdoing and holding officials accountable? What are the existing accountability mechanisms, and what are the challenges current surveillance measures pose to these? Join our expert panel to consider the standards of conduct critical for a future safe society of informed, private citizens.

Ian Shaw is a political geographer at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is interested in drone warfare, security, and political philosophy. His most recent book is Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance. It investigates changing US national security practices and explores how drones are rewiring the conduct of state violence, surveillance, and indeed, our very humanity.
Felicity Ruby is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. Her research is focused on transnational political movements against mass surveillance. She has been a political adviser to Senator Scott Ludlam, Greenpeace International, and a Peace and Security Adviser to the United Nations Development Fund for Women, responsible for the Fund’s work on conflict prevention, early warning and a web portal on Women, War and Peace. She was most recently the Director of Internet Policy for global software consulting firm, ThoughtWorks.
Peter Fray is professor of journalism practice at the University of Technology Sydney, the founder of the fact-checking website PolitiFact Australia and the former editor-in-chief or editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, the Canberra Times, the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age. His research interests include trust in journalism, automation and fact-checking and the future of work. He was the first decade fellow at Sydney University?s Media and Communications Department in 2011 and an adjunct professor at University of Sydney in media and politics two years later.
Panel Chair:
Alana Mann, senior lecturer and Chair of the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney.

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