On September 21st 2014 at 18:30 the UK’s Open Rights Group who campaign to preserve digital rights and other such freedoms will be holding an open debate in what is one of the 10th largest cities in the UK, Manchester. The debate is set to focus around surveillance and is aptly titled Surveillance, where do you draw the line?
The event will take place at the Anthony Burgess Museum, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY, United Kingdom (Map) as part of The Don’t Spy On Us campaign.
The debate coincides with the Labour conference which is being held in Manchester, United Kingdom between September 21st 2014 and Wednesday 24th September 2014.
Some interesting names will be making an appearance, none less than a whole plethora of MPs and most interestingly Ewen MacAskill who was part of the team who published Edward Snowden’s information in The Guardian newspaper in the UK.
The full panel is billed to include :-
- Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP – Shadow Home Secretary (TBC)
- Jim Killock – Director, Open Rights Group
- Carly Nyst – Legal Director, Privacy International
- Claude Moraes, MEP – Chair of Justice and Home Affairs Committee, European Parliament
- Tom Watson, MP
- Ewen MacAskill – The Guardian journalist who broke the Snowden revelations
As well as the billed panel the audience will be made up of other interested parties and attendees such as members of the UK’s Pirate Party.
I, Christopher Seward will be in attendance representing VPNCompare.co.uk and will be bringing you a full report in the days after the event.
It looks set to be an interesting talk and anyone interested in surveillance, privacy and other related matters are welcome to join the open event over at the event page on Meet Ups.
The Open Rights Group can be found on Twitter with the Manchester wing also available to follow.
If anyone is in the area or fancies travelling to Manchester for the event I look forward to meeting you there, feel free to get in touch beforehand if you are attending.