Mass Surveillance

Cambridge Screening of Phantom Parrot

  • Wednesday 20 March at 6:00pm
  • Arts Picturehouse Cambridge – Screen 2

ORG is teaming up with the filmmakers of the documentary film Phantom Parrot. Phantom Parrot is the code name for data covertly downloaded from mobile devices under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act without its owner’s knowledge or consent. The film tells the story of Muhammad Rabbani, a human rights activist returning to the UK, who has his electronic devices confiscated by border authorities.

ORG’s recent report into the Prevent programme uncovered that people referred under the scheme can then be targeted at the border for an ‘intelligence led’ seizure of their mobile phone data.

Following the screening, ORG’s Pam Cowburn will be participating in a Q&A session. If you’re interested in digital rights issues and live in or around Cambridge then we highly recommend attending this screening.