Cambridge Conversations: Privacy at a time of peril – is privacy itself in peril?
Thursday 17 September 2020, 6.30pm to 7.20pm BST
We value our privacy – or do we? Believing that we have a right to privacy – a right enshrined in law – we nevertheless give up our personal information with alacrity. Our data enables us to be tracked, to be targeted and to be manipulated. It can be used as a weapon in the war against a virulent virus, a tool for advertisers, or as leverage for those who seek power. Vice-Chancellor and international lawyer, Professor Stephen J Toope, will be joined by leading Cambridge experts Dr David Erdos and Dr Kirsty Hughes of the Faculty of Law for a frank Cambridge Conversation. Together, they will discuss the nature and importance of privacy and personal data protection, and the challenges facing these fundamental legal concepts at a time of great political and social turbulence.
Bookings will open on Thursday 13 August 2020