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Thursday, May 17 • 16:00 - 17:00
A communication operator's view on investigatory powers and privacy - what's our role?

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British Telecommunications plc is a global communications service provider. Our main consumer facing business is in the UK.

This session will discuss BT's role, in the UK, in responding to investigatory powers requests from public authorities to access our information. In recent years the UK has updated its investigatory powers laws and there are a number of ongoing legal challenges.

We will explore the key issues of privacy, protection of personal data and security and outline how we approach these questions in our UK business.

We will also discuss who our key stakeholders are, as we frame and discuss these issues

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Moira Oliver

Head of Policy & Chief Counsel, Human/Digital Rights, BT
I'm BT's lawyer and head of policy for human rights - responsible for our programme to implement the UNGPs in our business.
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Helen Proctor

Chief Counsel, British Telecommunications plc
I am a privacy and data protection lawyer at BT plc. I provide advice to BT in the UK on all privacy related matters including the use by governments of investigatory powers requests. My team helped to draft BT's transparency report. We advice on issues such as content filtering/web... Read More →

Thursday May 17, 2018 16:00 - 17:00 EDT