The Ethics of State Mass Surveillance

Ort: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Theodor-Rehbock-Hörsaal HS59, Gebäude 10.81, Otto-Ammann-Platz 1
Beginn: 11.04.2019 09:30
Ende: 12.04.2019 18:00

In the aftermath of 9/11, many governments have increased their surveillance efforts in an attempt to fight organized crime and terrorism. The workshop seeks to advance our understanding of the ethical significance of state mass surveillance, addressing such questions as: What, if anything, is valuable about privacy and freedom from surveillance by the state? How to strike a balance between security and privacy? Is there a libertarian/liberal/neo-republican/communitarian/critical-theory/etc. case for or against state mass surveillance? Do we need more surveillance to enable states to prevent catastrophic risks? The workshop will also bring together philosophers with experts from other fields such as law and computer science, allowing for discussions of the legal dimension of state mass surveillance and of questions regarding its technical feasibility.


Guest speakers: Erik Krempel (Karlsruhe), Kevin Macnish (Twente), Nóra Ní Loideain (Cambridge/London), Ingmar Persson (Oxford/Gothenburg), Scott Robbins (Delft), Patrick Smith (Singapore), Titus Stahl (Groningen), Frej Thomsen (Copenhagen), Carissa Velíz (Oxford)


Detailed program available at: philevents.org/event/show/67830.


Registration: To register for this event (free of charge), please send an email to peter.koenigs@kit.edu until March 31, 2019.


Organizing team: Christian Seidel (KIT), Peter Königs (KIT)


The conference is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

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