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Thursday, June 13 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
The fight for digital privacy in the face of authoritarianism and surveillance capitalism

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In the last few years, privacy initiatives have gained strength and recognition in the broader human rights space. But while there are more opportunities than ever for human rights defenders to learn about protecting their digital footprint, the threats have also become more powerful. The rise of right wing governments and the continued influence of surveillance capitalism means that more people around the world face grave risks to their privacy and free expression. How do we scale digital privacy efforts globally in the face of these threats? This panel features speakers engaged in answering this question. They represent The Tor Project, Derechos Digitales, and Library Freedom Project. Each panelist will take a few minutes to talk about their own work and discuss their approach to this challenge. We will share information about the communities we each focus on, the ways we've tried to build networks of trainers, the particular challenges in our regions, and our successes. Then the moderator will engage the panel in a discussion of ideas for engaging the broader community. We'll leave time for questions from the audience as we want to be thinking about these issues collaboratively.


Marianne Díaz Hernández

Public Policy Analyst, Derechos Digitales
Marianne Diaz is a Venezuelan lawyer, digital rights activist and fiction writer, currently based in Santiago, Chile. Her work focuses mainly on issues regarding online freedom of speech, web filtering, internet infrastructure and digital security. She founded the digital rights NGO... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm BST
Village Stage (Laico)