Seminar: Dr Ian Brown, "Faraday Cages, Marbled Palaces and Humpty Dumpty: the Reality of Internet Governance"

Past Event

26 February 2009, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Dr Ian Brown, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

Summary: Decisions that will shape our information societies for decades are being made today - but not where you might expect. Rather than the White House or Silicon Valley, look to Fort Meade in Maryland and the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva for the source of policies that will have the biggest impact on global privacy, security and innovation. Who is to be master? Should - and could - citizens have a larger say?