[GLLUG] Invitation to participate in research about privacy and surveillance in the age of Edward Snowden
j.roberts at stabilys.com
Mon Sep 1 15:12:17 UTC 2014
Oops wrong address :)
See, that's why we NEED security :)
On 01/09/14 15:54, j.roberts wrote:
> 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
>> 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:
>> If this sounds interesting, then I’d be happy to hear back from you.
>> Christian Fuchs
>> Christian Fuchs
>> Professor of Social Media
>> University of Westminster
>> Communication and Media Research Institute,
>> Centre for Social Media Research
>> christianfuchswmin at gmail.com <mailto:christianfuchswmin at gmail.com>
>> +44 (0) 20 7911 5000 ext. 67380
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