In the wake of China's controversial "social credit" system and the scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica, surveillance and data privacy have become some of the most topical issues in today's political discourse.
KIIPS is proud to be hosting a panel discussion featuring Dr. Tim Stevens (KCL Department of War Studies) and Mr. Perry Keller (Dickson Poon School of Law). With the aim of understanding the philosophical, practical, and the legal implications of surveillance, this event will discuss topics such as the right to privacy, the 'secret state', ethical complications, and more.
Tickets are available here.
Dr. Tim Stevens is a Lecturer in Global Security at King's College London. His research looks critically at global security practices,with specific interests in cybersecurity and space security. He has also commented on cybersecurity and related issues for a range of media outlets (TV, radio, print, online), including BBC, Channel 4, ITN, Sky, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Independent, Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Telegraph, Newsweek, and many others.
Mr. Perry Keller is Reader in Media and Information Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law (King's College London) and specialises in the areas of information privacy / data protection and freedom of expression. Mr Keller's principal research work concerns the changing relationship between the media and the liberal democratic state, which is under extreme pressure from both the current revolution in communications technologies and the wider effects of globalisation.