[GLLUG] Invitation to participate in research about privacy and surveillance in the age of Edward Snowden

j.roberts j.roberts at stabilys.com
Mon Sep 1 14:54:16 UTC 2014

I'd be interested in attending, Tuesday preferred.

I'm James Roberts from Stabilys.com (qv)

We are resellers and outsourced IT managers for the SME/SMB sector with 
many clients with DPA requirements.

I was interested to see that you sent a link using Dropbox: one of the 
things we have been doing lately (aka since Condoleeza Rice joined 
Dropbox) is expunging ALL traces of Dropbox from ALL of our 
security-sensitive clients :)

Is this a test?


On 01/09/14 10:02, Christian Fuchs wrote:
> Dear Linux users in London,
> The University of Westminster is currently involved in the European
> Union research project PACT (see http://www.projectpact.eu) that studies
> privacy and security in Europe. Since Edward Snowden’s revelations about
> the existence of the Prism system there have been a lot of discussions
> about privacy and surveillance in Europe.
> Given all the discussions about privacy and surveillance, ICT
> professionals dealing with personal data often ask themselves what can
> best be done to guarantee privacy and data protection for users. They
> are confronted with many questions about data use by their clients,
> customers, friends, and the public.
> PACT has developed a new method that makes it easier to answer which
> advantages and disadvantages information technologies pose in respect to
> personal data, privacy, and surveillance.
> We invite people concerned with big data, software/web companies and ICT
> professionals to participate in a test and assessment of this new method.
> There are two available dates when the tests of the new privacy
> assessment methodology takes place in the form of a focus group discussion:
> Monday, September 8, 2014: 13:00-15:30
> Tuesday, September 9, 2014: 13:00-15:30
> Location: Central London
> If you are interested to join on one of these two dates, then please get
> in touch with me.
> As a token of appreciation, you will receive hard copies of some of the
> project’s research reports that outline new insights about privacy and
> surveillance in the context of computing. You will be among the first
> people able to read these reports.
> Further information is also available here:
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/rhmjb0jhrmalmvh/Information%20Sheet.pdf?dl=0
> If this sounds interesting, then I’d be happy to hear back from you.
> Best,
> Christian Fuchs
> --
> Christian Fuchs
> Professor of Social Media
> University of Westminster
> Communication and Media Research Institute,
> Centre for Social Media Research
> http://www.westminster.ac.uk/camri
> http://www.westminster.ac.uk/csmr
> christianfuchswmin at gmail.com <mailto:christianfuchswmin at gmail.com>
> +44 (0) 20 7911 5000 ext. 67380
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