From disinformation and cyber attacks to censorship, internet blackouts, and localized data requirements, the battle for information control is escalating. Digital authoritarianism is spreading as democracies struggle to define rights-preserving security and privacy frameworks. The laws and policies made today are restructuring the internet with significant implications for security and privacy. This panel brings together experts with military, government, academic, and private sector tech experience to discuss this critical juncture reshaping the internet. We’ll highlight the dominant trends restructuring the internet, their impact on individual privacy, global business, and democracy, and debate what approaches democracies can take to safeguard fundamental rights in the digital era.
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