How far can societies shape the development of computing and communications technologies, so that they serve the public good as well as private interests? On 18 March, Ian Brown, Principal Investigator at the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the Oxford Martin School, will deliver the 2014 Oxford London Lecture, examining how effectively governments can intervene, and what values any strategies should be based on.
The lecture, 'Keeping our secrets? Shaping internet technologies for the public good', in partnership with The Guardian, will take place at The Assembly Hall, Church House, Westminster.
Dr Brown is Associate Director of Oxford University's Cyber Security Centre and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. His work is focused on technology and public policy related to Internet privacy and security. He spent December 2012-February 2013 working as a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on their forthcoming study of global cybercrime. For the OECD, he co-authored with Peter Sommer the 2010 report Reducing Systemic Cybersecurity Risk. His most recent books are Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the in the Information Age (with Christopher T. Marsden) and Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet.