Privacy and Secrecy in the Digital Age

In an age of terrorism, threats are increasingly hard to detect and prevent. Governments claim the need for greater security and seek to monitor global communications, while citizens, more willing than ever to share, demand greater protection of their digital privacy. How has the information age changed the way we think about and value privacy and secrecy?

- How are secrets being used as an instrument of power?
- How do priorities differ between age groups and cultures?
- How can companies balance consumer and government expectations for secrecy and security?
- How have information security measures changed societies?

This session is held in partnership with VICE News.

The Open Forum series, held in parallel with the official programme, offers the local Swiss community and global public an opportunity to engage and interact with experts on global issues.

Open Forum sessions take place at the Swiss Alpine High School (SAMD), which can be reached using public transport or the official shuttles. The bus stop is Postplatz.

Simultaneous interpretation in English and German

This session is webcast live.

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