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RightsWatch Conference

Civil Liberties and Democracy in the Digital Age: Privacy, Media and Free Expression.

Friday September 20 2013
- 5:00pm
Saturday September 21 2013

Venue: Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Address: 55 Dundas St W, Toronto
Cost: General Public, $75.00; CCLA Members, $25.00; Students & Unwaged, $20.00; CCLA Student Members, $0.00
Accessibility: Fully accessible.

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Each year the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s RightsWatch Conference brings together a wide variety of stakeholders and community members, including academics, public officials, lawyers, students and interested members of the public for an intimate conference.  This year CCLA is pleased to partner with Ryerson University’s Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation, the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre, and the Ryerson Law Research Centre to present Civil Liberties and Democracy in the Digital Age: Privacy, Media and Free Expression. There will be a series of discussions on the impact that new technologies and modes of communication have on legal and societal understandings of privacy, freedom of expression and the media. We are planning panels on surveillance, anonymity and expression in ‘public’ space, freedom of the press and the citizen journalist, the application of constitutional guarantees of privacy to new communications technologies, access to information and ‘open’ government, and privacy and expression in the private sector.

Join us Friday, September 20, 2013 for an evening keynote and reception, and Saturday, September 21, 2013 for a full-day conference.

Click here to see our Conference Program and find out what great panels, speakers and moderators we have on tap.

Do you care about privacy, freedom of expression, and technology? Have research or an innovative project you’d like to showcase?Apply to share your initiatives or volunteer at the RightsWatch Conference this September!

The RightsWatch conference takes its name and inspiration from the CCLA/PBSC RightsWatch Blog.  To learn more about theRightsWatch Blog, and CCLA’s project partnership with Pro Bono Students Canada, visit


Friday September 20, evening keynote and reception

Saturday September 21, all-day conference, full program below


Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

55 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C5



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