EFF Special Advisor Cory Doctorow will fill the penultimate slot at the Teach-In Against Surveillance, a benefit event for Ian Linkletter, the Canadian education-technology specialist who has been targeted by the remote test-taking company Proctorio for his outspoken activism in defense of student privacy.
As a community of educational technologists, students, faculty, and other interested parties, it's important that we take a public stand against this chilling legal action. But it's equally important to recognize that these issues go beyond this one company and extend to a perspective on education -- that students must be surveilled -- that harms the very mission of education itself.
Suggested donation for those able is $20, but please pay what you comfortably can. Everyone is welcome, at any (or no) donation level. Any donations raised over and above Ian's legal expenses will be donated to the BCCLA. Instructors are encouraged to bring their students to the event at no additional cost in order to learn more about theses issues. Students will be given priority in the question and answer period following each talk.