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Conference: Society 3.0+: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?

Mar 20, 2017 08:00AM to Mar 21, 2017 05:15PM
Berlin Congress Center (bcc), Berlin, Germany

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Established in 2012, the Princeton-Fung Global Forum is a series of meetings that Princeton University hosts with the help of a generous gift from William Fung, a Princeton University alumnus and former trustee, and group chairman of Li & Fung.

 
The internet was supposed to unify us … but has that happened? In a world filled with cyber hacks, communication silos and government surveillance, can liberty really survive the digital age?
 
This Princeton-Fung Global Forum, "Society 3.0+: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?" will explore digital technologies in the information age, with a careful eye to how different countries and sectors approach the balance between risks, benefits and fundamental rights. Topics include privacy and human rights vs. security; vulnerabilities vs. efficiencies posed by the Internet of Things; communication silos and spread of false news vs. unfiltered and open access information; access (denied) to the digital world; and a vision for global cooperation.
 
Digital technology pervades citizens’ daily lives. It is imperative to step back and consider how we can govern the Information Society in a way that truly serves a worldwide interest.
 
Keynote Speakers:
 
  • Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google; A "Father" of the Internet
  • Brad Smith '81, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
  • Neelie Kroes, Former Vice President and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission
  • Roger Dingledine, Original Co-Developer, Project Leader, Research Director, The Tor Project
 
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