11th August 2011: Scotland's Census 2011; The Cyber Pathway to the Killing Fields by Tom Muirhead

leith on the fringe

During the Edinburgh International Festival of August 2012 twenty two talks were given at Leith on the Fringe at the Out of the Blue venue.  They were free and open to everyone !

Name of speaker:

Tom Muirhead


A critical look at latest Census taken in Scotland on the 27th of March, 2011.

Title of talk:

Scotland’s Census 2011 – “The Cyber Pathway to the Killing Fields”

Bullet points of what you would like to cover:

  • Questions the legality of the 2011 Census.
  • Looks at the Human Rights aspects of the Census.
  • Highlights some of the dangers inherent in taking and storing vast amounts of highly personal data.
  • Wonders what use this type of data would have been to Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge…

Suggested you-tube links, websites and / or texts where further information may be found:

The Scottish Human Rights Union – www.shru.org
Scottish Law Reports – www.scottishlawreports.org.uk
The UK Statute Database – www.legislation.gov.uk
The Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations – www.legalabbrevs.cardiff.ac.uk
British and Irish Legal Information Institute – www.bailii.org
Legal Information Institute – blog.law.cornell.edu

A few words about you and your passion:

My name is Tom Muirhead. I was born in Denistoun, Glasgow and I have lived and worked in the Glasgow Kelvin area, on and off, for over thirty years.  I have a keen interest in Human Rights and have set up various Human Rights Organisations and web sites that run various human rights campaigns with a Scottish focus (see the Scottish Human Rights Union at www.shru.org

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