Friday, 9 October 2009

Google CLO to discuss internet freedom of expression

On Monday 12 October 2009, David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer and Senior Vice President for Corporate Development at Google, is going to be discussing freedom of expression and communication on the internet at a Policy Exchange event in London:

"Principally, David will be discussing:

  • What happens when reportage comes not from a select few professional sources, but from a multitude of decentralized observers feeding their social networks?
  • We see a dramatic increase in transparency—and, through the proliferation of sources, in credibility. This “reported reality” informed coverage of the recent demonstrations in Iran.
  • In Thomas Jefferson’s vision, citizens who are free to communicate and deliberate make reasonable decisions, and thereby increase wealth and welfare throughout society. The Internet has the potential to make this free and public discourse possible with a speed and reach that Jefferson could not have imagined.

He will also be taking questions from the floor."

I'd love to go but won't be able to, and I suspect it's too late to sign up for Monday anyway - but if anyone reading this is interested in going, try emailing them - and do let me know how it goes.

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