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Can our online lives be private?


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18:30 - 20:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


A discussion with experts from technology, psychology, communication and law.


Find out the challenges facing those working towards a safe, secure and fair internet.

The vast amounts of data exchanged online create a powerful tool to analyse, predict, and potentially control our behaviour. Should users be allowed to act anonymously in such an environment? And what can be done to thwart mass surveillance and manipulation.


Angela Sasse, Head of Information Security Research, University College London
Ian Brown, Professor of Information Security and Privacy and Associate Director (Cyber Security Centre), Oxford Internet Institute
Christopher Millard, Professor of Privacy and Information Law, Queen Mary, University of London
Alison Powell, Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics

Chaired by Professor Jon Crowcroft FRS.

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Can our online lives be private? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK