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Security, Privacy, Information and Surveillance Discussion by Prof William Webster, Prof Charles Raab and Dr Andrew Neil

We live in a surveillance age where digital technology has become ingrained in almost every part of our lives, and the personal data is collected, pooled and examined by various commercial and political agencies.  With such developments we are yet to find our feet with how information should be regulated and in what ways it should flow from one system to another.  Privacy seems to be traded off with security in many dichotomous statements made around who gets to do what, but are these helpful or correct ways of perceiving the issues at stake ? Read more

Podcast: Privacy And Freedom In The Internet Age by Steve McIndoe

I am a librarian at the University of Manchester Library with fifteen years’ experience of working as an information professional in the business, government and Higher Education sectors and a keen interest in the impact of digital technology on society and culture. I got more closely involved in this subject through a request to develop an assessed academic module on the impact of digital technology on society. Read more