This year’s Internet Policy Forum will discuss the theme of ‘Digital Citizens’.
The event, chaired by Dr Simon Moores, will bring together expert speakers from a range of industries. Emma Mulqueeny will open up a debate on what a fully interactive and digital House of Commons could look like and the ways in which it will benefit digital citizens. Dr Andy Williamson will offer a critique of the digital media campaigns carried out by the main political parties in the General Election as a kick-off to a discussion of the internet as a tool to better connect citizens, civil society, and governments.
We will also be discussing how an effective policy and regulatory environment can support an innovative and thriving digital economy. Following the European Commission’s recent publication of its Digital Single Market Strategy we’ll hear informed insights into what new elements of the project will be worth following closely. The forum will also consider what the challenges are for the corporate digital citizen, particularly in how they balance the use of consumer data and opportunities in big data.
Confirmed speakers include:
Emma Mulqueeny - Founder of Rewired State and Young Rewired State and a Commissioner for the Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy
Dr Andy Williamson - Founder of Democratise and expert in digital democracy and citizen engagement
Professor Ian Brown - Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the Oxford Internet Institute
Malcolm Harbour CBE - MEP from 1999 to 2014 and Director of the Digital Policy Alliance
A full programme of the day's events is now available.
This is a free event and the number of spaces is strictly limited. If you are interested in attending please make sure you register your interest here as soon as possible.