Friday, November 1, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Parallel Session Room 6

Governments have an obligation to make public the criteria under which they gather, use and make public information about private persons, both citizens and others. The recent revelation of mass internet surveillance programmes by several industrialized nations underscores the need for greater transparency and accountability for such programs. At the same time, mass data collection by nations and companies and how they use and make public that information, including through open data and transparency policies, can have negative privacy impacts, which could lower acceptance and engagement from citizens. We will look at how these issues relate and how to protect human rights while enhancing openness.

CHAIR: Mort Halperin (OSF) – will provide intro to surveillance debate focussing on US perspective


·         Ian Brown -  (Oxford Internet Institute) – strategies for transnational human rights standards for surveillance 

·         Jim Killock -  (Open Rights Group) – presentation of civil society surveillance principles

·         Brazilian govt rep – Brazilian perspective on the surveillance debate 

·         David Banisar - (Article 19) – balancing RTI/open government data and privacy

·         Jaqueline Peschard - (Information Commissioner’s Office, Mexico) – a practical perspective on open government data and privacy 

Open Data