Tim Kinnaird 27th May 2020

Covid-19 or Covid-1984 – Guest is Tim Kinnaird
We hear from Tim Kinnaird a Canadian Barrister and Solicitor born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. After attending the Jesuit Loyola High School, he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Political Philosophy from Concordia University and the University of Calgary. After a two-year residence in Lake Louise, Alberta, he came to Ontario and attended Western University (UWO) and obtained his law degree. After articling with a Superior Court Judge, he has practiced family and estate law since his call to the Bar in 1990. He is a long-time political commentator. Tim was on the show back in 2017 when he discussed the importance of maintaining net neutrality and is against any kind of politically driven censorship.Today on your show today is called Covid-19 or Covid-1984.

Show Description

Will Covid-19 spell the end of our long-cherished privacy ideals and give way to widespread technology-fueled state surveillance, censorship and an attack on our human rights? Countries across the EU have been ramping up data-tracking technology to follow the trail of coronavirus infection and monitor quarantines. This has involved mobile phone operators handing over location data while at the same time the UK’s National Health Services enlisted the help of US technology company Palantir, better known for its relationship with government spy agencies. But the fightback is beginning, with a coalition of technology experts and scientists starting in Europe banding together to try and prevent the fight against coronavirus coming at the expense of privacy, and rights.

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