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Welcome to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT,Isle of Man Section website. Our section was created on the 7th of July 2004 as an international section of the BCS as per other jurisdictions such as Jersey, Guernsey, Switzerland and Hong Kong.
Our Section holds either a professional or social event each month from September to June. There may also be impromptu social events in July and August. Our events are normally open to non-members.
Our forthcoming events are published on our web site and if you happen to be on the Isle of Man at a time coinciding with an open event please join us. If you are a BCS member and regular visitor to the island or would like to register with the Section anyway, then please update your details held by the BCS.
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Our next speaker is Jim Killock, director at the Open Rights Group and former external communications director at the Green Party.
Named by Managing IP as one of the most influential people on data governance alongside James Dyson, Jonathan Ive (Apple) and Jan Kees de Jager (Netherlands Finance Minister), he is a specialist on new business models in the creative economy.
He will explore if mass surveillance is ethical, ACTA, the “Snoopers Charter” and the role of courts and whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden with revelations on GCHQ Tempora, PRISM and the Marina database.
With the increasing corporate debate on deep packet inspection of commercially confidential emails, wholesale industrial espionage by foreign state hackers and privacy as a competitive edge demonstrated by Email Made in Germany and offshore opportunities such as the Icelandic economic development policy to promote a free speech sanctuary, can we trust data with US cloud companies and technology companies that agreed to backdoors in Operation Bullrun and Operation Edgehill? What about the Google patents and 2 huge floating datacentres under construction on the West coast and East coast able to operate in international waters? Is bitcoin only in deep water because the intelligence agencies do not have a backdoor key?
Date: 22nd November
Location: Sanderson Suite, The Claremont Hotel, Douglas