Past event

Invitation Only

Controlling Information: who holds the power in the internet age?

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript - Sir David Omand et al
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Participants

Sir David Omand GCB, Former Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Cabinet Office, UK and Visiting Professor, War Studies Department, King's College London
Guy Herbert, General Secretary, NO2ID
Nigel Inkster CMG, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, International Institute for Strategic Studies and Former Assistant Chief and Director for Operations and Intelligence, SIS
Heather Brooke, Author of The Silent State and Freedom of Information campaigner
Chair: Robin Lustig, The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4

Overview

This timely debate is organized in partnership with BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight.

The discussion will evaluate to what extent power has been decentralized through the web, shifting more control to the individual.

  • What does this mean for the freedom of press, tranparency and democracy?
  • What are the security risks of too much unregulated access to information?
  • Has the Wikileaks controversy marked a new era of online activism?