April 19, 2012
Hong Kong Lecture Theatre
London School of Economics

On the first of April, the Sunday Times carried a story that the Home Secretary planned to expand the scope of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act. Some thought this was an April Fool, but no: security minister James Brokenshire confirmed the next day that it was for real. This led to much media coverage; here is a more detailed historical timeline.

There have been eight previous Scrambling for Safety conferences organised while the UK government was considering the RIP Act and the regulations that followed it. The goal is to bring together different stakeholders interested in surveillance policy for an open exchange of views. The conference is open to the public, but you have to register.

13:00 WelcomeEileen Munro

13:10 OverviewGus Hosein

13:30 First panel – setting the scene

14:30 Networking break – tea and coffee

14:45 Technical briefingPeter Sommer

15:00 Second panel – the devil in the detail

17:00 Wrap up – Nick Pickles


There will be no cost for members of the public to attend. However previous SfS events have been oversubscribed and so there are places for the first 200 people to register here.

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