• Biometrics in Scotland: How did we get here and what does the future hold?

    This meet-up will discuss the role biometrics play in Scotland in justice, community safety, and potentially where it will lead. The Scottish Government's Programme for Government included an announcement on a Biometric Data Bill that "will deliver enhanced oversight of biometric data and techniques used for the purposes of justice and community safety." James Fraser is Research Professor in Forensic Science at the University of Strathclyde and a member of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission. He has 40 years experience as an expert witness, case reviewer, senior police manager, independent consultant, policy adviser and researcher. James has advised public agencies on forensic, scientific and investigative matters, including police organisations in the UK and abroad, the Home Office, the Scottish Parliament and the UK Parliament. James has published extensively including The Handbook of Forensic Science (with Robin Williams) and Forensic Science – a very short introduction. He is currently working on Murder under the Microscope (Atlantic Books). James will be answering the questions: What role do biometrics play in justice and community safety? How do you see that changing? What should the public understand about biometrics that you wish they knew? Laura Martin, PhD student at Univesity of Strathclyde will report on surveillance in the workplace via biometrics, reflecting whether the Scottish Government's proposals go far enough for safeguarding individual's rights. Laura will be tackling the questions: Where will biometrics go in the future? Are the Scottish Government proposals fit for future challenges? The two presentations will be followed by a discussion with the audience chaired by Scotland Director Matthew Rice. All are welcome! You don't need to be an expert in computer science (or forensic science!) to contribute to this event. You just need to care about the effect technology has on your rights.

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  • POSTPONED - Article 13 Talk - Tinderbox on Ingram Street

    POSTPONED - New date TBD We will be discussing the impact of Article 13. (unforseen circumstances mean Dr Jennifer Jones can't be with us)

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  • ORG Glasgow Monthly Meet-Up

    University of Strathclyde

    *** Please note change of venue *** *** We will now be meeting in LT14.15, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XH **** - Visit from Nicholas Williams, who is the Policy Advisor at Scottish Pen. He will be discussing some of the work Scottish Pen do. https://scottishpen.org/ - Opportunities to discuss current affairs and topics of interest - Update on Open Rights Group campaigning activities and how you can get involved No need to have been to a Meet-Up before, or have any expertise in any field. All you need to do is care about how technology and rights interact, and be interested to learn more and contribute if you would like.

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  • ORG Glasgow Monthly Meet-Up

    Electron Club

    - Visit from Alex Haydock the Open Rights Group legal officer, to do a talk on Tor - Opportunities to discuss current affairs and topics of interest - Discuss an event we are planning in September - Update on Open Rights Group campaigning activities and how you can get involved No need to have been to a Meet-Up before, or have any expertise in any field. All you need to do is care about how technology and rights interact, and be interested to learn more and contribute if you would like.

  • ORG Glasgow Monthly Meet-Up

    Electron Club

    What we'll do: - Visit from Paul Mason to discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Opportunities to discuss current affairs and topics of interest - Discuss an event we are planning in May - Update on Open Rights Group campaigning activities and how you can get involved No need to have been to a Meet-Up before, or have any expertise in any field. All you need to do is care about how technology and rights interact, and be interested to learn more and contribute if you would like.

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  • ORG Glasgow Monthly Meet-Up: Cancelled due to adverse weather

    What we'll do: - Opportunities to discuss current affairs and topics of interest - Generate new ideas for public events and presentations - Update on Open Rights Group campaigning activities and how you can get involved

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  • ORG Glasgow Monthly Meet-Up

    Electron Club

    What we'll do: - Visit from Scotland Director, Matthew Rice. Discuss future plans. - Opportunities to discuss current affairs and topics of interest. - Generate new ideas for public events and presentations. - Update on Open Rights Group campaigning activities and how you can get involved. No need to have been to a Meet-Up before, or have any expertise in any field. All you need to do is care about how technology and rights interact, and be interested to learn more and possibly contribute.

  • ORG Glasgow Monthly Meet-Up

    Electron Club

    ORG Glasgow's monthly Meet-Up at the Electron Club. - Opportunities to discuss current affairs and topics of interest. - Generate new ideas for public events and presentations. - Update on Open Rights Group campaigning activities and how you can get involved. No need to have been to a Meet-Up before, or have any expertise in any field. All you need to do is care about how technology and rights interact, and be interested to learn more and possibly contribute.

  • ORG Glasgow Monthly Meet-Up

    Electron Club

    ORG Glasgow's monthly Meet-Up at the Electron Club. - Opportunities to discuss current affairs and topics of interest. - Generate new ideas for public events and presentations. - Update on Open Rights Group campaigning activities and how you can get involved. No need to have been to a Meet-Up before, or have any expertise in any field. All you need to do is care about how technology and rights interact, and be interested to learn more and possibly contribute.

  • ORG Glasgow Monthly Meet-Up

    Electron Club

    ORG Glasgow's monthly Meet-Up at the Electron Club. - Opportunities to discuss current affairs and topics of interest. - Generate new ideas for public events and presentations. - Update on Open Rights Group campaigning activities and how you can get involved. No need to have been to a Meet-Up before, or have any expertise in any field. All you need to do is care about how technology and rights interact, and be interested to learn more and possibly contribute.