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Explosive Data: Cyber Threats to Democracy

Video of Globsec hearing
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Video of the GLOBSEC event in Bratislava with

Marietje Schaake, Member, European Parliament, Brussels
Hon. Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Washington, D. C.
Samir Saran, Vice President, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society, Amsterdam

Led by: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic, Washington, D. C.

The amount of sensitive data collected by digital companies begins to be disturbing. Imagine that insurance companies would soon differentiate their offer based on data related to individual lifestyle – that would make Big Brother look childish asserted Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in a conversation with Steve Clemons from The Atlantic.

“You are far more ubiquitously watched with government and private practices combined” Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland security

The debate, that followed engaged Marietje Schaake, Member, European Parliament, Olaf Kolman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society and Samir Saran, Vice President, Observer Research Foundation in a lively exchange.

Majority of people surveyed express more and more distrust in social media and online platforms. The effects of disinformation on society are now well known from notable examples such as tampering with American elections in 2016. Due to this new threat, the global community must come together to create a policy framework to protect democratic institutions from cyberattacks.

Read more at https://www.globsec.org/news/globsec-2018-bratislava-forum-live-coverage-day-3/#6cmBj47h7ft4uqlP.99