2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Surveillance, Sousveillance and Body Cams

Saturday, March 12
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon 1-2
110 E 2nd St

From the televised video of Eric Garner’s death in a policeman’s chokehold (“I can’t breath”) to footage showing the shooting of Walter Scott at a routine traffic stop in Charleston, smartphone cameras are transforming the balance of power between citizens and state. More than 200 years after Bentham’s Panopticon, a forceful metaphor of an all-seeing centralized power, citizens all over the world are turning the tables, deploying cheap, forceful technologies to watch the watchers. In this session, Oren Yakobovich, an activist distributing hidden cameras to individuals subjected to human rights abuses, discusses the implications of body cams with Omer Tene, a privacy expert.

Hashtags: #sxsw #watchers


Omer Tene at SXSW

Omer Tene

VP Research & Education

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Omer Tene is Vice President of Research and Education at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; and a Se...

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Oren Yakobovich at SXSW

Oren Yakobovich



Oren Yakobovich is a social entrepreneur working at the intersection of human rights and film-making. He is a leading voice on how to use visual information to create sustainable, lasting positiv...

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