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Tuesday March 14 2017
Issues of privacy and surveillance have been to the fore again recently, with questions about whether, in the age of the ‘internet of things’, smart TVs and other internet-connected household appliances will be used to gather information about us.
The Church of Scotland’s Society Religion and Technology (SRT) Project is staging an event next month to look at how digital surveillance impacts upon issues of social justice.
The speakers will be Iain Mitchell QC, chairman of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE’s) working party on surveillance; Dr Eric Stoddart of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at the University of St Andrews; and cyber security expert Professor Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University’s Cyber Academy. It will be chaired by Professor Kirstie Ball of the School of Management at the University of St Andrews.
‘Border’s Benefits and Biomedicine: Surveillance and Social Justice’ will take place at 8pm on Tuesday April 4 in the Main Hall of the Summerhall venue in Edinburgh. Tickets at £8.50/£6.50 concessions are available here.
The event is the SRT Project’s contribution to this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival, which features hundreds of events across the city over two weeks, on the theme of ‘Get Connected’.
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