Press Council to hold Seminar on Privacy

Friday, 15th January 2010
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The Data Protection Commissioner, Mr Billy Hawkes, the businessman Mr Ben Dunne, and the editor of the Irish Daily Mirror, Mr John Kierans, will be among the speakers at a public seminar on privacy being organized by the Press Council of Ireland in Cork on Friday, January 15th.

The aim of the seminar is to generate a challenging and informative exchange of views between media and other professionals and members of the public about important aspects of the relationship between privacy, the press, and the internet.

It will take place in Jury’s Hotel, Western Road, Cork, from 2.00 – 5.00 pm.

Full details of the seminar, which is free and open to the public, are below.

2.00-3.15: Session 1 Privacy and the Internet.
Chair: Professor John Horgan, Press Ombudsman.
Speakers: Mr Damien Mulley, Blogger: “Blogging and Privacy.”
Mr Billy Hawkes, Data Protection Commissioner: “Data Protection Policy and the Web.”
Fran Bissett, Youth Work Ireland. “Social Networking and Privacy”.


3.15-3.30: Coffee

3.30-5.00: Session 2 Privacy, the Public Interest and the Press.
Chair: Professor Thomas Mitchell, Chair, Press Council
Speakers: Mr John Kierans, Editor, Irish Daily Mirror:”Privacy and the Press.”
Dr Chris Frost: Professor of Journalism, Liverpool John Moores University: “The Press Complaints Commission and Privacy.”
Mr Ben Dunne: “Privacy and the individual.”

5.00 Close