Peace Brigades International Conference - A Dangerous Business: Defending environment and land rights

20 October 2011

Peace Brigades International is hosting a one day conference entitled A Dangerous Business: Defending environment and land rights on the 31st October. Details below:

31 October 2011, 08:30-17:30

A Dangerous Business: Defending environment and land rights. A conference organised by Peace Brigades International (PBI). Speakers include James Anaya, UN Indigenous Rights Rapporteur; Michael Mansfield QC; Nick Mathiason, Bureau of Investigative Journalists. Registration: £10/5 (incl. lunch and refreshments).

Venue: Senate House

Email: [email protected]

Info: http://bit.ly/dangerousbusiness

Stop the secrecy: Publish the NHS COVID data deals

To: Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We’re calling on you to immediately release details of the secret NHS data deals struck with private companies, to deliver the NHS COVID-19 datastore.

We, the public, deserve to know exactly how our personal information has been traded in this ‘unprecedented’ deal with US tech giants like Google, and firms linked to Donald Trump (Palantir) and Vote Leave (Faculty AI).

The COVID-19 datastore will hold private, personal information about every single one of us who relies on the NHS. We don’t want our personal data falling into the wrong hands.

And we don’t want private companies – many with poor reputations for protecting privacy – using it for their own commercial purposes, or to undermine the NHS.

The datastore could be an important tool in tackling the pandemic. But for it to be a success, the public has to be able to trust it.

Today, we urgently call on you to publish all the data-sharing agreements, data-impact assessments, and details of how the private companies stand to profit from their involvement.

The NHS is a precious public institution. Any involvement from private companies should be open to public scrutiny and debate. We need more transparency during this pandemic – not less.

By adding my name to this campaign, I authorise openDemocracy and Foxglove to keep me updated about their important work.

Had enough of ‘alternative facts’? openDemocracy is different Join the conversation: get our weekly email


We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData