Events > Turing 2012 - Security & Freedom

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The web may be the single greatest invention for human flourishing yet the technology also allows for a greater degree of spying and personal data gathering. Humanity faces new challenges to maintain a free and democratic society as governments struggle to invent laws to cope with these changes. Corporate interests also seek to profit from our social graph. How can data be truly secure? What should the limits of government and corporate intervention be? How can you protect your digital legacy after your death? How, if at all should the web be governed?

The Security and Freedom event will offer the opportunity to hear from the leading experts in this field; including security expert and author Ross Anderson, lawyer and blogger David Allen Green (Jack of Kent, Twitter joke trial and Simon Singh libel case), Nicholas Merrill the first person to challenge the US Patriot Act, Dr. Wendy Moncur and Jim Killock.

David Allen Green is a lawyer and journalist, blogging as Jack of Kent.
Nicholas Merrill founded Calyx Internet Access Corporation 
Dr Wendy Moncur
 is a Lecturer and EPSRC Post-Doctoral Cross-Disciplinary Research Fellow in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee.
Jim Killock

 is the Executive Director of the Open Rights Group.


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The Turing Festival has been developed with ERDF funding through the Interreg IVB NWE programme’s Open Innovation Project – working with business, academia and communities from North West Europe to promote collaborative approaches to innovation.

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