A Digital privacy workshop... help!

Michael Noack (of the LDP) is organizing a conference in Adelaide on the 19th August and has asked me to provide a workshop on digital privacy. Can I please have some assistance? I would like both ideas and some extra volunteers, please?
Pad: https://pad.pirateparty.org.au/p/Digital_Privacy_Workshop

A copy of the email is below:

I’m organising a conference-style event on Sat 19 August and have lined up pro-digital-freedom Senator Leyonhelm and some other speakers.

I’m wonder if you (or someone you know) would be able to do a talk and workshop on digital privacy.

I would love someone to talk about technology like end-to-end encryption messaging, VPNs, etc.

I would then love a workshop where people can actually get advice about which company/options to use, have them buy the product (if applicable) and then installing and using it. It would be great to have everyone at the conference for example installing an app like ‘Signal’ and using it to improve their privacy.

VPN’s people may not want to buy on the spot at the workshop but we could provide an account they could use for the workshop to demonstrate how it works.

Because this is the first time I’ve done the conference it’s not a big budget event, but we’ll cover the speakers entry and lunch (and maybe a drink), but hopefully after this conference it’s a success and we’ll be able to pay speakers also for their time.


I’m not sure we have many active SA members that could help you at this point, but thanks for asking.

I would recommend the EFF Self Defence guide for some ideas to get you started: https://ssd.eff.org/

And our own Data Retention guide: https://pirateparty.org.au/dataretention/

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Time to use that mailing list!

Just found a website that provides comparisons for email/VPN providers in terms of privacy concerns. I won’t say I’ve studied their data in detail yet, but from what I’ve seen so far I’m tentatively recommending it as a good starting point for “what service should I use?” sorts of questions.

Hi All,

What’s the proposed timing for the presentation and what topics should be mainly covered?
IMHO, the list available at the “pad” looks a little bit too excessive for a single session.

Do we know the audience in advance? (e.g. media, legal, random people…)

ping @mandrke.

Probably an hour and a half workshop or so,
and If I remember correctly it is mostly a digital privacy 101… so aimed at random people
(the pad was currently being used to moot ideas- I need to actually work on a script and a PowerPoint!/Impress presentation.)
The presentation should be about 1/2 hour most…