TO BE RESCHEDULED - The World is Watching Toronto: International Voices on “Smart” Cities and Technology

TO BE RESCHEDULED - The World is Watching Toronto: International Voices on “Smart” Cities and Technology


Wednesday March 18, 2020 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 103, Rogers Communications Centre
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

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**To be rescheduled in the fall due to current international travel restrictions**

Sidewalk Toronto’s “smart city” project raises issues of intrusive surveillance, inadequate privacy and data protections, and lack of democratic control. Join a group of experts from civil liberties organizations from around the world dedicated to protecting the rights of the people who live, work and play in public spaces where information is systematically collected. The panelists will share stories and insights to help illuminate exactly what’s at stake when tech is pitched as a panacea for city problems.

Panelists: 

Elizabeth Farries, Information Rights Program Manager, Irish Council for Civil Liberties together with the International Network of Civil Law Organizations

Amba Kak. Director, Global Strategy & Programs, AI Now Institute at New York University

George Kegoro, Executive Director, Kenya Human Rights Commission

Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, American Civil Liberties Union

Moderator:

Brenda McPhail, Director - Privacy, Technology and Surveillance Project, Canadian Civil Liberties Association

 

Co-sponsored with Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

This is a free event and no registration is required.

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

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