A free all-day workshop open to all UOW staff, students and the public will be held on Monday October 29 covering the broad theme of the social implications of national security.
The main workshop sponsors are the Research Network for a Secure Australia and UOW’s Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention.
The program chair is Dr Katina Michael with Holly Tootell as Program Co-Chair and Dr M.G. Michael as the co-editor of proceedings. All are from UOW’s Faculty of Informatics.
The title of the workshop is “From Dataveillance to Überveillance and the Realpolitik of the Transparent Society”. The workshop will focus on the theme of the transparent society. What is the cost of security that citizens are prepared to pay? Will surveillance technology force us to choose between our right to privacy and national security?
Dr Katina Michael said the workshop will delve deeper into some of the critical issues facing
technology innovation and adoption, government policy, and the legal and regulatory framework behind this socialpolitical landscape. Presenters for the workshop come from diverse backgrounds including legal firms, government agencies, academic institutions
across Australia and individuals from the business sector.
Workshop venue and date: Function Centre, UniCentre, University of Wollongong, Monday 29 October. To register email Dr Katina Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. The free registration includes morning/afternoon tea, buffet lunch and copy of proceedings.
For further information contact Katina on (02) 4221 3937 or visit the following website http://www.homelandsecurity.org.au/events.html
Citation: Katina Michael, "The social costs of national security", UOW Community News, Issue 8, October 2007, p. 2.