BarCamp Transparency, Oxford UK
Open discussion for a more open world.
Increasingly, the UK has become a surveillance society: one in which we aren’t allowed to see the workings of government, nor governmental information relating to our towns and cities, yet are captured on camera more often than citizens of any other country in the world. At the same time, commercial services capture detailed information about our lives and sell it for commercial gain, without letting us decide who gets to see it. The ethics of social media remain relatively unexplored while the technology develops at breakneck speed.
At BarCamp Transparency we’ll be talking about ways to improve transparency in government, social media ethics and cyber activism. If you’re interested in a more open and democratic society, we’d love to have you there. Attendance is free: just bring your ideas and a willingness to discuss.
[From Barcamp Transparency]