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EVENT: Join us this Feb 22 to learn more about your digital footprint

How often do we stop to think about the digital breadcrumbs that get left behind in the wake of so much online activity?

NOTE: ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED as of Feb. 8... but you may still have a chance to attend! We will be offering unclaimed spots on a first-come, first-serve basis at the door, starting at 6:15pm. Please arrive on time!

For many of us, the Internet has become interwoven into our everyday lives in a way that would have seemed unimaginable 10 or 15 years ago.

Take me, for example. The moment I wake up, I’m checking emails, and scanning news headlines for new developments that might impact OpenMedia’s work. And, after work hours, I often stay online late into the evening, whether streaming a movie or favourite TV show, finding myself immersed in Wikipedia’s endlessly fascinating labyrinth, or chatting on Skype with friends or family overseas. It’s gotten to the point where I need to consciously unplug myself an hour before bed in order to relax with a good, old-fashioned book.

I’m sure many of you reading this can relate! But how often do we ever stop to think about the digital breadcrumbs that get left in the wake of all this online activity? With the powerful tools that spy agencies and large corporations now have at their disposal, our digital footprint has become ever more revealing, to the point where you can paint a really detailed picture of someone’s private life based entirely on knowledge of their online activities.

That’s why OpenMedia is teaming up with documentary film-maker Brett Gaylor and the privacy experts behind IXmaps to host an interactive documentary-screening and discussion about our digital footprint.

Here’s the lowdown for this exciting event:

When: Wednesday Feb 22 — doors at 6.00pm, event to start at 6.30pm.

Where: Cineworks, 1131 Howe St., Vancouver, Canada.  (** to access Cineworks’ door, walk south down the alley between Howe & Hornby, off Helmcken. We’ll have volunteers in blue OpenMedia t-shirts to help guide you!)

What: Join us for an interactive director's cut screening of Brett Gaylor's "Do Not Track" — a powerful documentary revealing just how much companies online already know about you. The film will be followed by an introduction to IXmaps, an exciting new tool for mapping how your data travels online. We'll conclude with an opportunity to ask your most pressing privacy questions to our panel of digital rights and privacy experts.


  • Brett Gaylor: Documentary filmmaker and Director of Advocacy Media at Mozilla

  • Andrew Clement: University of Toronto professor & IXmaps project lead

  • Laura Tribe: Executive Director at OpenMedia

  • Kris Constable: Privacy Expert, CEO Decision Tree

Tickets: The event is FREE. Although we’ve sold out of guaranteed spots on Eventbrite, there will be more spaces available on the night — make sure you turn up by 6.15pm sharp and we’ll do our best to fit you in.

Accessibility Notes: A wheelchair accessible washroom will be available at the event venue. We aspire to keep our event a scent-reduced space. The film is close-captioned and we can send panel notes after the event.

Not in Vancouver? No problem — we’ll be live-streaming the event on Facebook live, so you can just like our Facebook page to follow along. We’ll also be live-tweeting on the night using  #MapYourFootprint

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