Privacy Debate (Online)

  • Event Start: 21st January 2021, 7:00pm
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This House Believes It Is None Of Your Business

It is not always easy to keep your private life hidden from prying eyes, especially for political figures and celebrities.  Tabloid culture and the rise of social media indulge an obsession with the daily lives of public figures.  The question is where our quest for accountability ends and the invasion of our privacy begins.  With great power comes great responsibility, but has intrusion gone too far and does it prevent effective scrutiny of public figures?  Is it true that “the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about”?

This event will be online only

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Silkie Carlo  :  The Director of Big Brother Watch, she works to uphold rights in the fields of state surveillance, policing technologies, big data, artificial intelligence and free expression online
  • Carissa Véliz  :  Associate Professor at the Institute for Ethics in AI at Oxford University, she is the author of ‘Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data’
  • Emma Sayle  :  One of the UK’s leading ‘sex-entrepreneurs’.  She made her name launching the elite global adult-party brand Killing Kittens in 2005, which now has over 180,000 members worldwide

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Sir Michael Tugendhat  :  The High Court’s senior media judge for England and Wales.  He has presided over numerous famous cases featuring John Terry, Sir Fred Goodwin and the Metropolitan Police
  • Camilla Tominey  :  Associate Editor of The Daily Telegraph, covering politics and Royals.  Her exclusive story breaking the news of Prince Harry’s relationship with Meghan Markle was nominated for Scoop Of The Year at the 2016 British Press Awards
  • Michael Prescott  :  Managing Director of Political Strategy at Hanover Communications.  Before entering corporate life, Michael spent 17 years as a journalist, ten of them at the Sunday Times, where he served as chief political correspondent and then political editor

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