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Thursday, 19 June 2008

RSA Privacy and Social Networking Seminar / Discussion

This debate will explore the recent change in behaviour and attitudes towards privacy largeley evoked by Social media and technology.

These social and technological developments include new mobile technologies, self-publishing tools and social networking sites (Facebook, Bebo etc).The conversation will explore perceived privacy issues between the younger and older generations? Are we naive by putting so much private information online and unaware of the consequences in later life? Will we all have to get used to a world where there is almost no boundary between public and private life? What are the implications for society when people reveal so much about themselves to the world?

The panel of expert judges includes, Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, Claire Fox, director of Institute of Ideas, Iain Dale, one of Britain's leading political commentators and Stephen Whittle, visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute of Journalism at Oxford University. The Panel will question expert Witnesses from the personal, the political, the virtual and the academic worlds, including: Camilla Wright from popular blog Popbitch; Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History at the University of Westminster and Official Historian of the BBC; Dr Tanya Byron, child psychologist and author of a governmental report on the impact of the internet on children and Tom Ilube, CEO of Garlik, the online identity experts.

This should be an interesting debate and it will be fascinating cross evaluating the thoughts of those within new media against that of a political commenter.

Let me know if you are going to come along! Tickets are free and still available here

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