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The Future of Privacy Governance

A conversation between Colin J. Bennett, University of Victoria, Canada,
and Renata Avila, Web We Want


Privacy is one of key topics in debates on information society, digitization, and its consequences. We would like to invite you to a debate focusing on the ways privacy in the digital age is governed, the key problems that will be shaping future debates and the role of activists and politics in it. Colin J. Bennett, Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria and an expert on privacy governance, and Renata Avila, Global manager of the Web We Want will provide their insights and we hope for a lively discussion with all those interested. The formal part will be followed by the opportunity to further discuss, argue and network over some snacks and drinks.

Colin J. Bennett is a Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. He has researched and published extensively about the politics of privacy, the governance of the issue in different states, as well as internationally, the increasing levels of surveillance in modern life, and about peoples’ attitudes towards these trends.

Renata Avila is a Guatemalan Human Rights and Intellectual Property Lawyer, and an advocate for freedom of expression, privacy, access to
information and indigenous rights. She is currently the Global Manager for the Web We Want initiative which aims to create a positive, human
rights agenda for internet users.

The event is free, please register via the form below.

Event date

29.06.2015 | 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm ical | gcal


Walter Hallstein Library | HU Berlin | Raum 101,  Unter den Linden 11,  10117 Berlin


Jörg Pohle, Dr.

Head of Research Program: Actors, Data and Infrastructures


This high-profile lecture series thrives to develop a European perspective on the processes of transformation that our societies are currently undergoing.


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