Glasgow chapter of Open Rights Group. Open Rights Group is the UK’s leading voice defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, creativity and consumer rights on the Internet. ORG is a member organisation of European Digital Rights (EDRi).
Join us for a day of discussions, debates and action. Hear some of the world’s leading experts on data and democracy, free expression and digital privacy.
ORGCon is hosted by the Open Rights Group. We challenge the government’s mass surveillance programme, protect free expression online, and push for better digital privacy protections.
In collaboration with SICSA Cyber Nexus (Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance) programme, ORGCon Scotland will hear from the following speakers:
Jim Killock, the Executive Director of the Open Rights Group
Patrick Harvie MSP, Co-leader of the Scottish Green Party.
Aggelos Kaiyyas, University of Edinburgh
Lesley Allen, Strategic Lead Digital Identity Scotland
Robert Clubb, Improvement Service)
Heather Burns, COADEC fellow, data privacy expert
Basil Manoussas, Napier University forensics expert
Tatora Mukushi, Scottish Human Rights Commission
Clare Connelly, Faculty of Advocates
Liz Aston, Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Join the Open Rights Group Campaigns Manager, Mike Morel, in a two part presentation & discussion.
CONFRONTING THE ADTECH LEVIATHAN
Advertising technology (AdTech) systems broadcast the public’s personal data to thousands of companies who use it to track users across the internet and build sophisticated profiles. After being declared unlawful under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a reckoning is coming. Learn how the shadowy AdTech ecosystem works and how its abuses are being exposed and challenged.
BREXIT'S EFFECTS ON UK DIGITAL RIGHTS
Leaving the EU will have profound effects on how the UK experiences the digital world. Some rules governing online activity will no longer apply while others will remain intact. This talk will take a closer look at the digital facts we’ll face post-Brexit. Learn how new international agreements could affect digital privacy, mass surveillance and speech online and what we need to do to safeguard our rights in uncharted territory. We’ll al...