The networked world is now dominated by a small number of global technology companies, and Western democracies have finally woken up to the dangers posed by such a powerful and largely unregulated industry. To date, however, the 70+ attempts currently under way to rein in tech power have yielded few results. This is in sharp contrast to the situation in China where the country's huge tech industry seems to have been brought under government control. Which prompts the question: can tech giants only be successfully regulated by authoritarian regimes?
John Naughton (Chair), Wolfson College, CRASSH and the Observer
Sarah Wynn-Williams, Former Director of Global Public Policy at Facebook
David Runciman, POLIS
Charles Arthur, Former technology editor at The Guardian
Jennifer Cobbe, Department of Computer Science and Technology
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