Hosted by Alistair Carmichael MP
It has been widely reported that foreign governments and companies have been involved in developing harmful cyber technologies, spyware and intelligence gathering programs which have been used to target opponents, dissidents and human rights defenders. A Reuters investigation recently revealed that the UAE intelligence services had gone so far as to recruit a group of US expert hackers who had previously worked for US intelligence to spy on other governments, human rights activists and journalists, including from the BBC. There have been several similar revelations that have left many questioning why these intrusions have been allowed to happen, and what can be done to protect the privacy and freedoms of all citizens, particularly those who are critical of human rights’ abusers. An expert panel, hosted by Alistair Carmichael MP, will debate these fundamental questions that are so prevalent in an age of both increased social media and cyber crime.
Parliament, 1 Parliament Street, Conference Room C
Monday 10 June 2019, 5.30-6.30pm
Independent Consultant on Technology Policy and Human Rights, and former Legal Director of Privacy International. An expert and consultant on technology policy and human rights, who has published widely in the field and addressed national and international bodies including the UN Human Rights Council on the right to privacy in the digital age.
Chatham House, Cyber Research Fellow, and Co-Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy. A specialist in cybercrime, cyber security, rule of law and good governance, international criminal justice and human rights, who has previously worked for the UN and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Partner, Berkeley Square Solicitors. Specialises in serious crime, in particular fraud, business crime, corruption and confiscation proceedings, as well as international crime, including having defended before the ICTY and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).
Dr Rudina Jasini
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, ESRC Fellow.An attorney and researcher specialising in international criminal law and human rights law, who has previously been a Fellow at New York University Center of Human Rights and Global Justice, and the Max Planck Institute.
Murdo Macleod QC
Barrister, Specialises in criminal law and regulatory practice, inquiries, and human rights. He has defended in high profile terrorism, corporate finance, war crimes, and environmental cases; and acted as counsel in several inquiries.
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