Centre for Internet & Society

Maria Xynou gave a keynote speech and participated as a panelist on the "Suspect Societies" panel. The event was organized by Heinrich Boell Foundation in Berlin on December 5 and 6, 2013.

"Whatever happened to privacy" brought together international activists on focal topics and combined bar camp style work sessions and political round tables with a classic public event, It focussed on an issue which has far reaching consequences for politically active people across the world - the issue of privacy and surveillance. The revelations around the NSA and GCHQ as well as other countries secret service digital surveillance activities have spurred political debate. This debate was intensified at "Whatever happened to Privacy?" formulating political demands, developing action strategies and debating questions such as:

  1. What cultural and political value does privacy have today?
  2. What are the societal implications of the wide spread "I have nothing to hide" attitude?
  3. What political actions are necessary to protect citizens from mass surveillance and what tools exist for people to secure their communications, movements and lives?

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