While the web, blogs and social networks have given users more freedom to express themselves, a substantial amount of political or otherwise motivated discourse has moved into the digital realm. Where controversial or contested content is at stake, companies in the ICT sector and policymakers face increasing challenges to respond. We all agree on the right to free expression in principle, and recognize that freedom of expression should not be without boundaries. But what are the limits?
Event: Digital Values series - Expressed Freedoms
Keynote: Christine Bader, Advisor to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for business and human rights, Professor John Ruggie
Microsoft’s Digital Values series seeks to promote a collective discussion around salient consequences of our evolving relationship with computers. Digital Values focuses on the current challenges that innovative technology poses to consumers and citizens concerning existing governance structure. Topics such as fundamental rights, privacy, security, protection and trust should not be treated in isolation. We hope that practical and constructive proposals will emerge from the discussions.
Event date: 21 June 2011
Venue: Executive Briefing Center, Avenue des Nerviens 85, 1040 Brussels
Spaces: Invitation only
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The Digital Values event series includes: