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Past event on April 06, 2020

ONLINE EVENT ORG Glasgow: Democracy in Peril

Adam Ramsay, co-editor of OpenDemocracy UK, discusses his investigations into the dark world of the offshore far right and their war on democracy. We'll also consider what impact the coronavirus is having on democracy in the UK and across the globe.

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Past event on March 23, 2020

ORG Glasgow: Crime and Policing in the Age of Mass Surveillance

THIS EVENT WILL BE HOSTED ONLINE Join us for an examination of police surveillance technologies across the UK by Silkie Carlo of Big Brother Watch and Matthew Rice & Jibunnessa Abdullah of ORG Scotland.

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Past event on February 17, 2020

ORG Glasgow: Is digital surveillance creating a culture of self-censorship?

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER! NOW ON 17 FEB. Join us for a fascinating evening of talks and discussions that will explore how free we now are to research, explore and express ourselves in a world where more and more of what we clicked is being watched. Guest speakers: Nik Williams (Project Manager, Scottish PEN), David McMenemy (Lecturer in Information Science at the University of Strathclyde, and Deputy Director for Postgraduate Teaching) and Dr Lauren Smith (University of Edinburgh).

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Past event on December 02, 2019

ORG Glasgow: The Great Hack film screening

The Great Hack uncovers the dark world of data exploitation through the compelling personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal. Our free screening of this groundbreaking Netflix documentary will be followed by a panel discussion.

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Past event on October 28, 2019

ORG Glasgow: 2 Talks - Confronting the AdTech Leviathan and UK Digital Rights After Brexit

Join the Open Rights Group Campaigns Manager, Mike Morel, in a two part presentation & discussion. First - how the advertising technology industry (AdTech) abuses personal data. Second - we'll 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.

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Past event on October 26, 2019

ORGCon Scotland

Join us for a day of discussion, debate and action about pressing digital rights issues affecting Scotland and the UK. It’s a chance to connect with other people concerned about protecting our rights online and to hear some of the world’s leading experts on data & democracy, police surveillance and digital privacy.

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Past event on October 10, 2019

ORG Edinburgh - Ask Me Anything with data protection expert Chris Pounder

This event will be run like a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA). Chris is knowledgeable across the data protection landscape from subject access rights to law enforcement processing and everything in between.

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Past event on September 02, 2019

ORG Glasgow - Cambridge Analytica and Dark Money

Join Adam Ramsay, Editor of OpenDemocracy UK, as he discusses Cambridge Analytica, Dark Money and European Super PACs: Investigating the Oligarchs' War on Democracy.

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Past event on July 04, 2019

ORG Edinburgh - First do no (online) harm.

Join Open Rights Group's Executive Director Jim Killock to discuss the Government's Online Harms white paper. The discussion will be followed by a social at a nearby Pub.

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Past event on June 05, 2019

ORG Edinburgh - How portable is portable? Exercising the GDPR's right to data portability

Janis Wong, PhD researcher in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews will discuss the responses to 230 real-world data portability requests, and examine the file formats returned and difficulties in making and interpreting requests.

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