PrivacyWeek 2020

"Information. What are they looking at?"
10-26, 19:30–21:00 (Europe/Vienna), Lecture Hall 1
Language: English

Documentary screening and discussion

“Information” showcases the threats created by the appalling misuse of modern technology in an ideological fight legitimized by the false dichotomy of freedom vs. security. It shifts the representational power from discourse dominating white men towards the expertise of women and people of colour. It explores the connection between racism and surveillance, from social, political and historical standpoints.

Englisch & German with Subtitles in both languages


Aditi Gupta
Dr. Arata Takeda
Aral Balkan
Dr. Constanze Kurz
Hossein Derakhshan
Jillian C. York
Mathana Stender
Maryant Fernández Pérez
Mishi Choudhary
Prof. Yasmin Jiwani

The documentary was realised by Theresia Reinhold and received funding & support from amazing people!

Maryant is a lawyer and Senior Digital Policy Officer at BEUC - The European Consumer Organisation, where she represents 44 consumer associations from 32 countries. With more than six years of experience in Brussels, she defends consumer interests in the fields of telecommunications, platform regulation, digital trade, privacy and data protection. She is also part of the Board of Women@Privacy and the 'Data Protection On The Ground Chair' at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Previously, she worked at European Digital Rights (EDRi), was the EU digital committee Chair of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, a member of the NetCompetition Alliance Steering Group as well as the European Commission’s Trade Expert Group.

Kirsten is a digital rights activist. In September 2019, she started working as Policy Advisor in the European Parliament - for Alexandra Geese, a new MEP in the Greens/EFA group.

Before this, she was the Managing Director of the NGO European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association of groups from across Europe that defend human rights in the digital environment. After her European studies in the UK, France and Germany, Kirsten started blogging about digital rights issues and advocating for civil rights in the digital environment. A while ago when she still had spare time, she contributed to, to national NGOs Digitale Gesellschaft e. V. and NURPA.

Yasmin Jiwani is a full Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of Discourses of Denial: Mediations of Race, Gender and Violence, as well as lead editor of Girlhood, Redefining the Limits, and co-editor of Faces of Violence in the Lives of Girls. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of journals and anthologies. Her research interests include mediations of race, gender and violence in the press, as well as representations of women of colour in popular media. She is currently the Concordia University Research Chair in Intersectionality, Violence and Resistance.

Documentary Filmmaker & Historian. Passionate about data security, privacy and Science Fiction.

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