Mar 282014

The Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand’s site has this note about Privacy Week 2014: A half-day forum in Wellington on Wednesday 7 May will be the main event for Privacy Week 2014. A full programme of speakers is currently being finalised. The Privacy Commissioner’s other events will include the launch of our latest survey results on attitudes [...]

Mar 102014

Noa Yachot of the ACLU reminds us all about an event today: In his first conversation in front of an audience since his disclosures began making global headlines last year, Edward Snowden will appear via live video next Monday at SXSW Interactive, the festival that brings together tens of thousands of technology professionals and enthusiasts [...]

Mar 082014

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) will conduct a public hearing to continue the PCLOB’s study of the federal government’s surveillance program. The meeting is open to the public. Date: March 19, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. Matters to Be Considered:  The Privacy and [...]

Feb 102014

On February 11, thousands of websites, including, are protesting online as part of the The Day We Fight Back against mass surveillance. Events are planned in cities worldwide, including in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Copenhagen, Stockholm and more. Find an event near you And do let your voice be heard.

Jan 212014

From Free Snowden: Edward Snowden will be answering questions submitted by the public on his official support site,, this Thursday 23 January at 8pm GMT, 3pm EST. The support site is run by The Courage Foundation and is the only endorsed Snowden Defence Fund. This is the first Snowden live chat since June 2013 and will [...]

Jan 162014

You are kindly invited to the seventh edition of the ‘Computers, Privacy & Data Protection’ (CPDP) conference, to be held on 22-24 January 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference will include panels covering all current debates in the field: the data protection reform in the European Union, PRISM, big data, privacy by design, cloud computing, [...]