Discussing Democracy in the Digital Age

Written by Brian Wesolowski

Digital technology is having a profound impact on democratic societies worldwide. Addressing issues around privacy, cybersecurity, and online speech, and disinformation is essential to advancement of fundamental democratic rights in the digital age. And of course, you can’t address these issues if you don’t talk about them – and do so across partisan lines and oceans.

MEP Claude Moraes, Nuala O’Connor, and Eli Lehrer

Spurring those important nonpartisan, transatlantic conversations on tech issues is why CDT, the R Street Institute, and the Delegation of the European Union to the US are hosting the Tech Summer Series.

Our second event in the series took place this week and featured MEP Claude Moraes, the Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, CDT President Nuala O’Connor, and R Street President Eli Lehrer. This dynamic trio had a fascinating conversation that covered election security, the role of platforms in combatting disinformation, the GDPR, and much more.

Watch the great conversation below. We hope to see you at the final Summer Series event on August 23 when we will explore the future of work – more details soon!

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