Media release: Digital security and defamation training courses being hosted by NUJ Scotland


TRAINING on digital security (and private enhancing technology, PET) and defamation is being hosted in Glasgow and Edinburgh next month, by NUJ Scotland.

Key topics in digital security and PET course include

* Basics of UK surveillance legislation;

* International standards on surveillance;

* Human Rights and surveillance;

* Data sharing; and

* Practical support.

This is a full-day practical course and will take place on the following dates:

Glasgow: 8th June 2017 and Edinburgh: 22nd June 2017

Meanwhile, the defamation course will consider free expression in Scotland and what individuals from across society can do to protect themselves. As more people are expressing themselves online via social media and new media outlets, a key aim will be focused on the defamation threats that can occur online.

Key topics include:

* Basics of defamation;

* Defamation in the digital age;

* What defences are available; and

* Publication and re-publication.

This is a half-day practical course and will take place on the following dates:

Glasgow: 9th June 2017 and Edinburgh: 23rd June 2017

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis.

For more information, contact Joan Macdonald at

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Contact: Joan Macdonald