National Security, Surveillance Technology, and Human Rights in Canada Symposium
On September 19th, 2007 from 11:30-1pm in room 147B of Fauteux Hall,
the Law & Technology group at the University of Ottawa have
dedicated the opening symposium of the Tory’s Technology Law Speaker Series
to discuss issues that lie at the interface of national security,
current surveillance technology and racial profiling. This
multi-disciplinary symposium titled "National Security, Surveillance
Technology and Human Rights in Canada” will examine the costs of social
and technological changes aimed at ensuring “national security”. These
include ethnic and religious profiling as a consequence of the
Anti-Terrorism Act and the Passenger Protection Program (Canada’s
no-fly list), and the implementation of ubiquitous surveillance
technologies that threaten privacy and free expression. The
symposium will be conducted in a moderated open panel format open to
questions from the audience.
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