Against stalkerware: building public awareness and consent technology

Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 05:00 - 06:00 PM
Room: Gallery
Skill Level: Beginner
Language: English
Duration: 1 hour(s)
Format: Making Better Tech
Presenter: Nasma Ahmed
Other Presenters: Gem Barrett and Etienne
This will be a two hour conversation about our research regarding stalkerware technology. Through our research we are creating a landscape overview about the issue of stalkerware and how it has grown in the last couple of years. Stalkerware not only impacts individuals within an intimate partner relationship but also family situations. The main issue with stalkerware is the violation of privacy, individuals are not consenting to being surveilled. It is important to build consentful technology but what does that look like within this space?This session will be collaborative, building upon our research and expanding it to build public awareness alongside support for individuals facing these experiences.
Target Audience:
This session is for everyone especially individuals who work with civil society organizations, as we want to support them the best we can.
Desired Outcome:
We hope that individuals leave the session learning something new about the topic. We also want to build collaboratively with others as we try our best to build public awareness about the issue. People will leave the session also learning more about consent technology, and ways we can build stronger products and processes within a community.