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
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.