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On privacy and integrity

Publication date: Nov 19, 2010 11:02 AM

Start: Jan 19, 2011 10:30 AM
End: Jan 19, 2011 12:00 PM

Location: Wilkins Old Refectory, UCL

Speaker: Dr Gus Hosein, LSE Information Systems and Innovation
Audience: SECReT students

Professor Gus Hosein, Deputy Director, Privacy International and visiting professor at LSE gave a tremendously popular presentation on how the notion of ‘privacy’ is being increasingly eroded in our globalised, always-on, Facebook world, and how this impacts on the provision of security.

He led a discussion on how valid ‘big brother’ fears are. SECReT students were drawn into a debate on the validity or otherwise of such instruments as Identity Cards and aggregated ‘super-databases’ with examples from different countries.