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5 November 2015

Privacy & Surveillance - A perspective on the recent regulatory & technological history of privacy and surveillance in the UK

Location: Meeting Room 10, 2nd Floor, JLB
Time: 12:30pm - 13:45pm

The talk will explore developments in technology related regulation and associated government initiatives since the dawn of the Con-Dem coalition government in 2010. Short Bio: Ray Corrigan is a Senior Lecturer in Maths Computing & Technology at the Open University. He has worked with the UK government, European Commission, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, NGOs and the Korean Copyright Commission on privacy, security, surveillance, intellectual property and the economics of IP, does occasional media interviews, was an academic consultant on the BAFTA winning OU/BBC co-production, The Virtual Revolution, and has written for a variety of publications including New Scientist, Wired and The Conversation. Ray is a signatory of the Necessary and Proportionate International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance. Author of 'Digital Decision Making: Back to the Future' [Springer-Verlag, 2007], Ray wrote the OU's 'Law, the Internet and Society: Technology and the Future of Ideas' course, as well as a variety of other (multi-media) materials on the environment and information and communications technologies. He blogs random thoughts on law, the Internet and society at http://b2fxxx.blogspot.com/, has been a keynote speaker at the British Computer Society, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Symposium, the Westminster eForum on intellectual property and a variety of international conferences. He has direct responsibility on a day to day level for about 50 associate lecturers and 1000 undergraduate students studying the whole range of Open University MCT courses. Ray dabbles in the use of the Internet and digital technologies in education, having been at the front line of the OU’s industrial-scale deployment of e-learning for many years. Research interests include digital rights, interacting developments in law and technology and their wider effects on society. Before alighting in academia he spent nearly ten years in a variety of roles in industry.

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