Personal Privacy Online (The Dark Web, Investigatory Powers Act) – London 19/2/2017


Date: 19 January 2017, 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: BCS London, 1st Floor, The
Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA.

Registration:  https://events.bcs.org/book/2408/

NB Closing date for bookings is Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 11:59 pm. No more bookings will be taken after this date.

For this meeting we explore the theme of personal rights and privacy on the modern Internet, with a talk on The Dark Web, covering insights on one of the larger anonymous marketplaces online and another on the new Investigatory Powers Act. All are welcome. This meeting is open to the public, but registration is required.

The Investigatory Powers Act: What is it?

The Investigatory Powers Act also known as the Snoopers Charter is now law, find out what that means for you and your company. The Snoopers Charter would require metadata on every email, website visit and social media log to be recorded. It covers hacking and mass hacking performed by Government agencies. Its powers can be enforced across the world. It contains over 270 clauses and dwarfs the computer misuse act in terms of size, so this is going to be a speed run covering some of the high points.

Glyn Wintle is a security evangelist and software engineer. He has given evidence in Parliament, frequently gives technical talks about security and is well know for his work with the Open Rights Group.

The Dark Web

Dark web markets

This talk will presents a research carried out to gain insights on the products and services sold within one of the larger marketplaces for drugs, fake ids and weapons on the Internet, Agora, and on new developments after the demise of Agora.

The team behind the research included Andres Baravalle, Sin Wee Lee, Germans Zaharovs (research intern) and Mauro Lopez Sanchez (final year project).

The work has been featured on the front page on The Times and on the Guardian, amongst other media.

Andres Baravalle works in the in the University of East London as Senior Lecturer in Computing.
He has been working in academia since 2004 (University of Turin, University of Sheffield, Open University, University of East London), while also working as a contractor in industry.

Andres has been developing in LAMP environments since 1999 and managing development teams since shortly after. In the past years he has been combining his expertise in web technologies with an interest on security and data science.

He once made a student cry – by praising his work.

Update: slides are now available here.