IGF 2019 - Is the Techlash Justified?
- Ambassador Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy
- Lee Rainie, Director of Internet, Science and Technology Research, Pew Research Center
- Julie Cohen, Professor of Law and Technology, Georgetown University Law Center
- Karen Kornbluh, Senior Fellow and Director, German Marshall Fund’s Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative
- Maureen Olhausen, Partner, Baker Botts
Are the perils of the Internet rooted in technology or humanity? The Internet is messy, but so is the world that it has been woven into. The Internet has connected the world and made the flow of commerce and information more efficient, but this can be used for both good and bad. We now see a growing backlash against technologies that were once praised. This session will discuss issues underlying “Techlash,” the regulatory trends that have emerged in the wake of the Internet’s perceived complicity in problems, and solutions to address concerns while preserving the promise of benefits the Internet makes possible. If you’re feeling the tech backlash, this session is for you!