Initiator Simon Davies, privacy and civil liberties activist, launches the global civil liberties project 'Ideas for Change' that has been in development for more than thirty years. The project states 100 campaigning principles. Several privacy experts will reflect on and debate these principles.
"Ideas for Change" is the brainchild of veteran British-born privacy and civil liberties activist Simon Davies, one of the world’s leading privacy activists. The core of this project is a set of over a hundred campaigning principles drawn from his decades of experience as an activist, along with the experience of hundreds of rights campaigners in his global networks.
In this launch event, Davies will describe the citizen strategies that have changed the world and how the lessons learned from those actions can be deployed by anyone who wants to make a difference. A distinguished panel of discussants will then reflect on these views.
Simon Davies is a leading privacy expert, founder of Privacy International and connected to the London School of Economics (LSE). He is also the leading person behind: http://www.privacysurgeon.org/blog/. Simon is the Founder and for 22 years was Director-General of the influential watchdog group Privacy International which has been at the forefront of almost every major sphere of privacy, from CCTV and identity systems to border surveillance and biometrics policy.. Over the years he has exposed the secret machinations of governments, corporations and spy agencies.
Geert Lovink is a researcher at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA). Lovink is the founding director of the Institute of Network Cultures, whose goals are to explore, document and feed the potential for socio-economical change of the new media field through events, publications and open dialogue. As theorist, activist and net critic, Lovink has made an effort in helping to shape the development of the web.
Daphne van der Kroft studied Information Law at the University of Amsterdam and is Communication strategist at Bits of Freedom, the Dutch digital rights organization.
Dirk Poot studied business management and medicine and works as a programmer of medical applications. He is a member of the board of the Dutch Pirate Party and was party leader during the 2012 elections. He has been writing about the risks of the current patent system and the digital storage of sensitive information, among other things.