Two talks: Confronting the AdTech Leviathan & Digital Rights Post-Brexit

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Join the Open Rights Group Campaigns Manager, Mike Morel, in a two part presentation & discussion.

Advertising technology (AdTech) systems broadcast the public’s personal data to thousands of companies who use it to track users across the internet and build sophisticated profiles. After being declared unlawful under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a reckoning is coming. Learn how the shadowy AdTech ecosystem works and how its abuses are being exposed and challenged.

Leaving the EU will have profound effects on how the UK experiences the digital world. Some rules governing online activity will no longer apply while others will remain intact. This talk will take a closer look at the digital facts we’ll face post-Brexit. Learn how new international agreements could affect digital privacy, mass surveillance and speech online and what we need to do to safeguard our rights in uncharted territory. We’ll also discuss ways to quiz candidates about digital rights in the event of a general election.

Membership not required and the event is free to attend. No prior knowledge or involvement in previous ORG campaigns necessary to attend.

Venue - Hays, Glasgow City Centre
Please access Hays from the Blythswood Street entrance. Reception will be on the first floor, with the talk delivered in the boardroom.