Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 12:30-2pm Mackintosh-Corry Hall D411
Mass Internet Surveillance in Canada after Snowden: academic/activist responses
Andrew Clement, Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Edward Snowden's unprecedented leak of secret documents has revealed the astonishing depth and range of mass state surveillance. Clement will provide an overview of the main internet surveillance programs revealed through the published leaks, particularly as they affect Canadians, and highlight the various threats they pose to freedom of expression, privacy and to our democracy more generally. He will discuss the challenge these revelations pose for surveillance researchers and the contributions they may make in resisting and reforming mass state surveillance.
The Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar provides an intensive, multi-disciplinary learning experience that addresses key issues of surveillance studies in ways that enhance the participants' own research projects, as well as providing a unique national and international networking opportunity.