The laws and regulations which were designed to protect the public in the 20th century are inadequate in the 21st. Access to information has become essential in daily life but the market for information has become inaccessible to billions of people across the globe. In the same way society established norms and mechanisms to preserve human rights, it must learn to do the same to protect, preserve, and extend information rights to every individual in the world. Otherwise the technologies, we see being invented with such speed and power will be to used to erode rather than improve the human condition.
The founder of Personal Democracy Media, adviser to the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based organization using technology to make government more transparent.
When and where?
7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Copernicus Science Centre, ground floor
Curator and partner Panoptykon Foundation