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Thursday, March 31 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Big Brother and its Corporate Twin

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New technologies had great potential for the developing world. However, the problem lies with systematic failure to critically contemplate the potential ill effects of deploying technologies in development and humanitarian initiatives and in turn to consider the legal and safeguards required in order to ensure the rights of individuals living in the developing world. Present Management Information System are gathering and storing extensive amounts of personal data in what are often insecure or high­risk environment for human rights defenders. Most of developing countries including India, Pakistan, Malaysia where government often used to manage information of citizens to provide developmental schemes or administer those schemes. On another hand, Facebook’s real name registration system is dictating people how to register their accounts and set­up their user profiles. The potential use of mobile phones in developing countries to collect or generate data, and the subsequent analysis of such data, has the potential to assist in development and humanitarian initiatives in multiple ways. But in an age of widespread communications surveillance by both State and non­State actors, using mobile networks to transmit sensitive data is inherently risky.

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Asad Baig

Executive Director, Media Matters for Democracy
A broadcast journalist by training and an information technologist by education. My work focuses on advocacy around freedom of expression and religious expression, media, and media safety. I have a keen interest in ICT and technology for journalism and development. | | MMfD in Pakistan works on advocacy around freedom of expression online and offline, developing ICT technologies for media and journalism, and campaigning around gender... Read More →
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Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →
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Ritu Srivastava

Senior Programme Manager, Digital Empowerment Foundation
I am working with Digital Empowerment Foundation as Senior Programme Manager. Having experience in FoE, open spectrum; and gender and access issues.

Thursday March 31, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Cottage

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