Online Surveillance: Why You Should Care – Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association

Online Surveillance: Why You Should Care – Micheal Vonn, Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association

Date/Time
20 Jan 2018
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Location
ArtSpring

Government agencies and departments hold an increasing amount of your electronic information. So too do private companies. Who exactly has access to your information, and within what limits?

What is the state of Canadian law regarding surveillance and data-sharing? Are our privacy laws out of date? What can we do to protect ourselves?

To help us answer these questions, civil liberties champion Micheal Vonn joins us in conversation. Vonn has been the Policy Director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) since 2004. She is also an Adjunct Professor in both the UBC Faculty of Law and the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.

Vonn is this province’s leading expert on privacy, national security, policing, surveillance and free speech. She is a collaborator on Big Data Surveillance, a multi-year research project lead by Queens University, as well an Advisory Board Member of Privacy International.

Is your freedom being compromised? What can you do to protect it? Find out from someone who has devoted her career to protecting privacy and other fundamental human rights: Micheal Vonn!

Tickets are on sale at ArtSpring – 250.537.2102 & online – and at Salt Spring Books. $15 – 2018 Forum Members; $20 General Public. 

The Forum’s speaker series is proudly presented by Country Grocer.