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Canada and the TPP: My Talk on a Digital Policy Failure

Canada and the TPP: My Talk on a Digital Policy Failure

Last week, I had the opportunity to deliver the keynote address at a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) panel on the TPP.  My talk, which begins at 4:25 and runs until 41:00, focused on the digital policies within the massive agreement, including intellectual property, privacy, and Internet governance.  After the talk, there was a panel discussion featuring Myra Tawfik, Warren Clarke, Barry Sookman, and David Lametti.  The full event can be found here and is embedded below.

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November 16, 2015 4 comments Keynote Speaking, News, Video
Privacy is not a Crime by Jürgen Telkmann (CC BY-NC 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/pDmshR

Why Watching the Watchers Isn’t Enough: My Talk on Privacy, Snowden & Bill C-51

Last month, I had the honour of speaking at the Pathways to Privacy Symposium, a privacy event sponsored by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and hosted by the University of Ottawa. The event featured many excellent presentations (the full seven hours can be viewed here). My talk focused on the recent emphasis on the need to improve oversight, a common refrain in reaction to both the Snowden surveillance revelations and Bill C-51, the anti-terrorism bill.  While better oversight is necessary, I argue that it is not sufficient to address the legal shortcomings found in both Canada’s surveillance legislation and Bill C-51. The full talk (which unfortunately has slightly delayed sound) can be viewed here or below.

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March 4, 2015 3 comments News, Video
2011 “The Internet and Privacy” by Bernard Goldbach. (CC BY 2.0). https://flic.kr/p/a8igQW 

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs: Michael Geist “The Internet: Do We Really Have no Privacy and Should We Just Get Over it?”

In this talk, I gave a talk in response to Scott McNealy’s statement “You have no privacy. Get over it.”  

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November 4, 2014 Comments are Disabled Video
2015 “Devices in the Cloud - Technology” by Blue Coat Photos. (CC BY-SA 2.0). https://flic.kr/p/qFPWMf

ITWC: Michael Geist – Technicity Interview 

I briefly spoke with Brian Jackson, Association Editor of itbusiness.ca about cloud services and fear of surveillance of data by government(s). 

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October 24, 2014 Comments are Disabled Video
2011 “Your Data for Sale…” by Anita Hart. (CC BY-SA 2.0). https://flic.kr/p/9tyuM4 

ITWC: Michael Geist on Privacy Reforms 

I briefly discussed how in Canada there is a lack of penalty associated with failure to notify the affected individual and the Federal Privacy Commission regarding data breach.   

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July 24, 2014 Comments are Disabled Video