Insights on Privacy Speaker Series

From November 2010 to September 2011, the OPC hosted a series of armchair discussions entitled Insights on Privacy. The goal of this series was to shed light on new and provocative voices doing interesting work in the field of privacy.

Videos of the events are posted on our YouTube channel. We also commissioned papers from the speakers to hear what they believed to be the most pressing privacy issues from their points of view.

Note: The opinions expressed in these documents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

December 10, 2010

Privacy, Identity and Reputation Online
Chris Soghoian, a privacy researcher and activist, and Jesse Hirsh, an internet strategist, researcher, and broadcaster, came to speak about privacy, identity and reputation online. (Video)

Companion papers:

February 28, 2011

Reveal or conceal?
Behavioural economist Alessandro Acquisti and sociologist Christena Nippert-Eng talked about what motivates us to reveal or conceal details of our personal lives, and how we protect the private lives of others around us. (Video)

Companion papers:

April 20, 2011

Privacy and technology
Tech innovators Adam Greenfield (@agpublic) and Aza Raskin (@azaaza) explored opportunities for privacy in the design of intimate devices, like smart phones, that we share our lives with every day, to the sensor-rich landscape that’s upon us. We discussed opportunities for companies to empower individuals with greater choice and control over how their data are used and for greater collaboration within and across industry sectors. (Video)

Companion papers:

June 23, 2011

Surveillance
David Murakami-Wood and Craig Forcese examined the privacy risks in a society that is placing its citizens under greater surveillance with each passing year. (Video)

Companion papers:

September 8, 2011

Youth Privacy
Two experts on young people’s use of social media, Kate Raynes-Goldie(@oceanpark) and Matthew Johnson (@MFJ72) talked about what privacy means to youth and how we can help youth preserve their privacy by promoting digital literacy skills. (Video)

Companion papers:

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