Who’s Got Your Back? Securing Trust and Agency in a World of Backdoors & Gatekeepers

Date: 13th May 2016
Time 12.45 – 4.00 PM
Venue: 11/F, Academic Conference Room, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

About the conference:
In a world of insecure systems, data breaches and ubiquitous surveillance, digital defence is no longer the domain of specialists. The recent Apple v FBI debate highlights the risks of backdoors and vulnerabilities, and the position of private companies who stand between users and governments. Censorship battles the world over raise concerns about online safety and free speech. Do we trust intermediaries to protect human rights? Do companies have a duty to hardwire privacy and trust into the design of platforms and services? What can journalists, civil society and lay users do to exercise control over their devices and data?

Both sessions from the conference can be viewed on YouTube:

  • Ian Brown (Oxford Internet Institute)
  • Malavika Jayaram (Digital Asia Hub & Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard)
  • Marcelo Thompson (Law & Technology Centre, Faculty of Law, HKU)
  • Masashi Crete-Nishihata (Citizen Lab, University of Toronto)
  • Stacy Baird (Asia Cloud Computing Association)
  • Stephanie Hankey (Tactical Technology Collective) [Replaced by Fieke Jansen from Tactical Technology Collective]
  • Anne Cheung (Faculty of Law, HKU)
  • Doreen Weisenhaus (Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU)

You can also view a selections of photos captured on the day and download the agenda.