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Panel on Privacy, Surveillance & the UID in the post-Snowden era

by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 26, 2013 07:05 PM
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Say No to UID campaign invite you to a discussion on the UID and on the implications of the world's largest biometric data collection scheme in a post-Snowden era. The panel will take place on November 30th at the Institution of Agricultural Technologists in Bangalore.
Panel on Privacy, Surveillance & the UID in the post-Snowden era

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Event details

When

Nov 30, 2013
from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM

Where

Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Main Hall (ground floor), 15 Queens Road, Bangalore- 560052, Karnataka, India (Near Indian Express)

Contact Name

Attendees

Dr. Usha Ramanathan: Academic, Jurist and Activist
Vinay Baindur: Researcher on Urban Local Government & Decentralisation
K V Narendra: Director of the Rezorce Research Foundation

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Probably one of the most important things that we learnt following the Edward Snowden revelations is that our data has value. In fact, what we learnt is that our data has immense value...since it is clearly worth billions of dollars — to say the least.

However, not only does India lack privacy legislation which could safeguard our data from potential abuse, but it is also currently implementing some of the most controversial surveillance schemes in the world, in addition to the world's largest biometric data collection scheme. What's probably more alarming is that such schemes, such as the UID, lack legal backing, as well as public and parliamentary debate!

We aim to change that. As such, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Say No to UID campaign jointly invite you to attend a panel which will discuss all of these crucial topics.

Schedule of panel:

 

3.30pm - 4pm: Tea/Coffee/Refreshments & Registration

4pm - 5.30pm: Panel on Privacy, Surveillance & the UID in the post-Snowden era

5.30pm - 6pm: Q&A and Open Discussion

Panelists:

 

- Dr. Usha Ramanathan: Academic, Jurist and Activist

- K V Narendra: Director of Rezorce Research Foundation

- Vinay Baindur: Researcher on Urban Local Government & Decentralisation

- Maria Xynou: Policy Associate on the Privacy Project at the Centre for Internet & Society

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