Edinburgh Turing Festival 2012: Security and Freedom

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


    The web may be the single greatest invention for human flourishing yet the technology also allows for a greater degree of spying and personal data gathering. Humanity faces new challenges to maintain a free and democratic society as governments struggle to invent laws to cope with these changes. Corporate interests also seek to profit from our social graph. How can data be truly secure? What should the limits of government and corporate intervention be? How can you protect your digital legacy after your death? How, if at all should the web be governed? The Security and Freedom event will offer the opportunity to hear from the leading experts in this field; including security expert and author Ross Anderson, lawyer and blogger David Allen Green (Jack of Kent, Twitter joke trial and Simon Singh libel case), Nicholas Merrill the first person to challenge the US Patriot Act, Dr. Wendy Moncur and Jim Killock. Public seminar at Edinburgh International Festival, attended by approx 200 people.
    Period23 Aug 201225 Aug 2012


    • digital inheritance
    • assets