2013“Privacy on the Internet” by Lindy Buckley. (CC BY 2.0).

Girl Geeks Toronto: Who’s Watching Whom? Michael Geist Examines Internet Privacy & Surveillance

At a talk hosted by Girl Geeks Toronto, I talked about how living in a connected world seems to come with reduced rights to our privacy. I end the talk with some policy approaches that could further reduce privacy.  

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May 22, 2014 Comments are Disabled Video
Who’s Watching Whom: An Examination of Canadian Privacy and Surveillance

Who’s Watching Whom: An Examination of Canadian Privacy and Surveillance

Earlier this week I was pleased to speak at the monthly Geek Girls Toronto event. Hosted at the Mozilla offices, a sold-out audience showed yet again that there is enormous public interest and concern with recent privacy and surveillance developments. A video of the talk, which focused on the problems associated with lawful access, privacy reform, and surveillance, is posted below.

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May 22, 2014 4 comments Keynote Speaking, News, Video

Who Owns Our Secrets: A Panel Discussion

I participated in a talk at the Toronto Public Library titled Who Owns our Secrets. The discussion was moderated by Brent Bambury of CBC Radio and participants included former CSIS Assistant Director Ray Boisvert, world-renowned surveillance scholar David Lyon and BC Civil Liberties Association Policy Director Micheal Vonn. We discussed the balance between security and privacy.

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April 3, 2014 Comments are Disabled Video

Panel Discussion: The Internet, Free Trade, and Transparency: An International Perspective

I participated in a panel titled The Internet, Free Trade, and Transparency: An International Perspective as part of Yale University’s Trade and Transparency in the Internet Age.

The panel was moderated by Margot Kaminski  and the other participants were Peter Yu, Ante Wessels. We discussed the impact of WikiLeaks  leaking a draft of Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and  parts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement , another free trade agreement. Both leaks led to considerable public debate over both the content of the agreement and the negotiating process. The leaks, and their policy effects suggest there is a need for discussion of trade and transparency in the Internet Age.

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February 10, 2014 Comments are Disabled Conferences, Video
2009 “All Rights Reserved*” by Paul Gallo. (CC BY 2.0). 

Afrinnovation: Taking User Rights Seriously – Michael Geist

In this talk, I talk about the Canadian Copyright Law Reform, which included user-related extensions.  

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December 23, 2013 Comments are Disabled Video