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Privacy in a digital age

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This Debate

Cory Doctorow, Steve Fuller, Kate Russell. Vassili Christodoulou hosts.

William Gibson famously claimed that “the future’s here. It just isn’t evenly distributed.” As cyberspace collapses boundaries between nations and individuals alike, the very notion of privacy is under assault, and the economic hegemony of the West is no longer assured. Can technology become a force for global equality, or is the future destined to remain unfair?

The Panel

Editor of the world’s most widely read blog Cory Doctorow, outspoken philosopher of science Steve Fuller, and BBC broadcaster and host of Click Kate Russell envisage a new global order.

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  • Cory Doctorow
    The Pitch
    We have to demand transparency from the strong and privacy for the weak
  • Steve Fuller
    The Pitch
    Privacy is a regressive dream
  • Kate Russell
    The Pitch
    We have given up privacy for convenience
  • The Debate
    Theme One
    The myth of the digital age
  • The Debate
    Theme Two
    Technology in the developing world
  • The Debate
    Theme Three
    Technology and the global consciousness
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gregser on 07/08/2014 6:43pm

"If you can't understand the difference between transparency for the strong and privacy for the weak then you are not taking the argument very seriously". I could not have put it better myself. Yes, governments need to be transparent, they are our elected respresentatives and we need to be able to hold them accountable. This is completely different from invading our personal privacy.

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