(Un)lawful Access? Vancouver Premiere & Panel Discussion

Micheal Vonn, Policy Director for the BC Civil Liberties Association, will speak at the Vancouver premiere of the mini-documentary (Un)Lawful Access? Canadian Experts on the State of Cyber-Surveillance.

With the federal government poised to introduce its “lawful access” legislation, it is more important than ever to understand what is at stake with the proposal’s greatly expanded surveillance power for police. All of Canada’s privacy commissioners have voiced serious concerns over this legislation. Now, in this mini-documentary, Canada’s leading privacy and surveillance experts weigh in on the debate, responding to the grave threats to privacy, free speech and civil liberties raised by the proposed lawful access legislation.

The event takes place tonight, January 12, 2012, from 6:30-9pm at W2 Media Café (111 E. Hastings). The 14 minute screening will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Andrew Clement, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, featuring:

Elizabeth Denham – Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association
Christopher Parsons, University of Victoria
Dr. Kate Milberry, Producer of (Un)Lawful Access

Micheal Vonn, Policy Director, BCCLA 604.630.9753
Kate Milberry, Producer, (Un)Lawful Access 604.787.5903

The event is co-sponsored by Open Media & W2 Media Café with funding from The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting