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Seminars will be held in the Lecture Theatre 1 - William Gates Building, Computer Laboratory at 4.15pm
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Simon Davies

The mother of all surveillance schemes

The UK government has launched two consultations on retention of communications data and access to data. The government's aim appears to be the creation of a comprehensive mandatory regime of data storage that will cover all aspects of location and communication traffic on almost the entire population. These proposals follow a string of initiatives designed to shift the privacy default in favour of law enforcement, revenue and national security. In this talk I will outline the threats and benefits of universal surveillance of communications, and place this assessment into the broader context of the declining state of privacy in Britain. Simon Davies is Director of Privacy International.
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