Micheal Vonn 160X180with Micheal Vonn, lawyer and the Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association

“Nothing to Hide” as defined by?

For many of us, privacy is emerging as the most critical civil and human rights issues of the 21st Century. A global debate catalyzed by the on-going revelations of Edward Snowden has us demanding answers to questions about the unprecedented population-based surveillance of our digital lives.

With increasing urgency, we as citizens need to assess and understand how privacy factors into and supports a vast array of public goods, from free expression to democratic rights. At this presentation, we will discuss some of the new models of thinking about privacy and the challenges that range from nanotechnology to the ethics of profiling.

Eventbrite - Ethics for Breakfast: Privacy as Public Good


Date:            Wednesday, April 9, 2014  —  7:15 – 8:30 am
       BC HYDRO Building
                    333 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
                    2nd Floor, Auditorium
                    (Check-in at Security Desk – Main floor lobby)

Cost:            Members – $7.00     Non-Members – $10.00
                    – muffins, tea and coffee included

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About Our Speaker:

Micheal Vonn is a lawyer and the Policy Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association since 2004 as well as an Advisory Board Member of Privacy International.

Ms. Vonn has been an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia and an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, where she has taught civil liberties and information ethics. She is a regular guest instructor for the College of Health Disciplines Interdisciplinary Elective in HIV/AIDS Care.

Micheal was a recipient of the 2010 AccolAIDS award for social and political advocacy which benefits communities affected with HIV/AIDS. She offers speeches on a variety of civil liberties topics including privacy, national security, policing, surveillance and free speech.

Eventbrite - Ethics for Breakfast: Privacy as Public Good