Our State Is Watching Us: Mass surveillance and free expression in Canada after Snowden

Our State Is Watching Us: Mass surveillance and free expression in Canada after Snowden

Podcast (2:02:33)

Tuesday March 10, 2015 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Edward Snowden's unprecedented leak of secret documents has revealed the astonishing depth and range of mass state surveillance. Clement will provide an overview of the main state surveillance programs revealed through Snowden's leaks, particularly as they affect Canadians, and highlight the various threats they pose to freedom of expression, privacy and to our democracy more generally. He will explore alternative visions of a networked society free of mass surveillance as well as suggest promising actions people can take.

ANDREW CLEMENT is a Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto and is a co-founder of the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute. With a PhD in Computer Science, Clement’s recent privacy/surveillance research projects are IXmaps.ca, an internet mapping tool that helps make more visible NSA warrantless wiretapping activities and the routing of Canadian personal data through the U.S. even when the origin and destination are both in Canada, and SurveillanceRights.ca, which documents (non)compliance of video surveillance installations with privacy regulations and helps citizens understand their related privacy rights. He is currently a co-investigator in 7 year, SSHRC-funded The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting research collaboration and contributor to its recent Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada book.

This event is part of a series of special activities being held during the 2014 -2015 academic year.



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