Should Governments Be Data-Optimists?

By Sam Gilbert The 2010s were a decade of increasing pessimism about data. The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed the ways even democratically-elected governments were electronically surveilling their own citizens, while influential scholars such as Shoshana Zuboff challenged the legitimacy of big tech companies’ data-driven business models. Both the scope of the EU’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and …

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 …