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What free really means: understanding how you pay for free services with your personal data

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Many of us use free online services for communication, work and fun. In the wake of scores of recent data breeches and the Cambridge Analytica scandal, where the personal data of more than 87 million Facebook users was secretly searched and used for targeted political ads, this panel discussion will explain what you signed up for when you clicked "accept" on an agreement that was too long and complicated to read. Registration recommended.

Join the panelists to learn about this important topic.

  • Jane Bailey is a Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa where she researches and teaches about the intersections of law, technology and equality.
  • Daphne Guerrero led engagement and outreach efforts for Canada’s privacy commissioner for eight years.
  • Tamir Israel works for the Centre for Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), leading its privacy, net neutrality, electronic surveillance and telecommunications regulation activities.
  • Tracey P. Lauriault is Assistant Professor of Critical Media and Big Data. She is Cross Appointed to the MA in Digital Humanities and Faculty of the Institute for Data Science at Carleton University.
  • Moderated by John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)


Presented in partnership with National Capital FreeNet as part of "Saved with a Click"



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