How Should We Regulate Big Tech?


How Should We Regulate Big Tech?

Join us on 19th May for an event covering new perspectives on regulating big tech from academics and experts in the field.

Big tech companies seem to have been implicated in every social and political disruption of recent years, from the rise of the anti-vaxxer movement to the storming of the Capitol. Influenced by the theory of “surveillance capitalism”, policymakers have sought to curb tech companies’ power with stricter laws on data privacy, and robust enforcement of competition regulations.

But when we think about the influence of Facebook and Google, are advertising-based business models and market power over competitors really the things that should most concern us?

Don’t miss the discussion in partnership with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, where we’ll cover varied perspectives on the regulation of big tech and celebrate the launch of StateUp advisor Sam Gilbert’s forthcoming book on the topic, Good Data An Optimist’s Guide to Our Digital Future.

Register here for free to join us on 19th May at 5:30pm GMT.

Speakers include:

  • Sam Gilbert, StateUp Advisor, Entrepreneur, & Affiliated Researcher at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy
  • Professor Diane Coyle, Inaugural Bennett Professor of Public Policy, Bennett Institute for Public Policy
  • Dr Amanda Greene, Lecturer in Political Philosophy, UCL
  • Jamie Susskind, Barrister, Littleton Chambers, & Affiliated Researcher, Bennett Institute for Public Policy

The conversation will be moderated by Dr Tanya Filer, Founder and Director of StateUp.