Learn how to protect your digital security and privacy


With WikiLeaks' revelations of alleged CIA hacking tools (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/mar/07/cia-targeting-devices-smartphones-pc-tv-wikileaks), allegations of the Metropolitan Police hacking activists and journalists (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/22/whistleblower-police-hacking-spying-scotland-yard) and the Home Secretary Amber Rudd attacking encryption (https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2017/amber-rudd-already-has-sweeping-powers-to-attack-encryption), it's more important than ever that we as citizens take steps to protect our digital security and privacy. Join us at Birmingham Open Media on Monday 24 April for a practical session to learn more about the threats you face and, more importantly, what you can actually do to protect yourself.

In addition to offering practical help, we will update you on the findings of our Freedom of Information requests on West Midlands Police's use of mobile surveillance tools and what's happening with the Open Rights Group's national campaigns (https://www.openrightsgroup.org/campaigns/) on the Digital Economy Bill, the Espionage Act and the Investigatory Powers Act.