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Surveillance and Privacy in a Changing World: Do we have to balance freedom and security in the age of the internet?

Lecture by Dr Paul Bernal, University of East Anglia.

University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College are excited to announce a brand new public lecture series with speakers covering a wide range of topics. For further info email

Wednesday, 11 October 2017,
18:00 to 19:00
Room E1.01 in the University building, West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate

This lecture will look at privacy and surveillance - and internet surveillance in particular - in a world  that seems to be in turmoil in many ways. There is rapid political change and even more rapid technological change.

People rely more and more on the internet for almost every aspect of their lives - and they are faced with seemingly overwhelming dangers from terrorism, cybercrime and more.

How do we find our way through this environment? Do we need more surveillance, or better protection for privacy? How can people know what is right - when the politicians seem to have very little understanding of either the technology or the way people actually use it?

Paul Bernal will open up some of these questions, and suggest ways that we could do it all a lot better - and explode some of the many myths that surround the field.