I’m helping to organise ORGCon2017, the UK’s largest digital rights conference at Friends House Euston on 4th November. I hope it will be of interest to this community.
Open Rights Group presents ORGCon 2017 bringing together academics, writers, lawyers, activists and others to discuss the digital rights issues of the day including killer robots, surveillance trends, fake news, age verification, privacy, online abuse and extremism. Digital rights are human rights that affect us all.
We’ll look at how are the online rights of people of colour, women, and other marginalised groups being disproportionately affected by regressive laws and online abuse. But we’ll also be talking about how the Internet has changed politics and campaigning for the good, and how we can harness this to give ordinary citizens a voice, and help to hold the powerful to account. Let the fightback begin.
Speakers include Graham Lineham television writer, actor and director, Audrey Tang Hacker & Digital Minister for Taiwan, Jamie Bartlett Author and Demos, Nighat Dad Digital Rights Foundation Pakistan, Helen Lewis deputy editor of the New Statesman, Caroline Criado Perez Writer & Campaigner, Sarah Jamie Lewis editor of Queer Privacy and Noel Sharkey PhD, DSc FIET, FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA Professor of AI and Robotics and Co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics.
For more info and tickets please see website here: https://orgcon.openrightsgroup.org/