Learning from Hong Kong: Digital Self-Defense

Tools for Action and Floor van Leeuwen are thrilled to invite Hong Kong digital rights activist Glacier Kwong for a workshop on digital self-defense.

In three hours, Glacier Kwong will share basic tactics for digital self-defense and will offer a context for their urgency and need, whether you have something to hide, or not. As a part of this sharing, Glacier will guide us through examples of technology that has been used during the Hong Kong activist movement that were useful in organising as a ´leaderless movement.´

The event is part of the workshop Choreography of Assembly: how to organise, that aims to explore swarming as choreographic strategies and to examine the potentiality of (de)centralised collective actions.

Glacier Kwong is a digital rights activist born and raised in Hong Kong. She is previously the founder and spokesperson for the group Keyboard Frontline, a group dedicated to digital rights issues. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Law at the University of Hamburg. Her research focuses on data protection, surveillance in Hong Kong and China. She has been a political activist in Hong Kong since 2012 and has written extensively on political and digital rights issues in Hong Kong. She is a regular contributor and columnist to Apple Daily in Hong Kong and Welt am Sonntag in Germany.

The workshop is supported by Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam and Tools for Action Foundation.