Privacy, Security and the Public Interest: Global and Philippine Policy Perspectives

Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, 23 June 2008

Emergent technologies and shifting legal frameworks are evolving both opportunities and threats for citizens and communities in a post-9/11 world. As policy frameworks in the Philippines and in Asia are being developed in the areas of data privacy, state access to personal information, cybercrime/cybersecurity, and freedom of information, this forum seeks to locate a public interest perspective that will protect citizens and communities from increasingly problematic surveillance societies.