Deep Dive Webinar - February

Big Tech's confluence of crises

February 24, 2021 | 3:00-4:00pm UK (10:00 - 11:00 EST)

Ever greater volumes and variety of information is flowing online every day, crossing multiple national borders. For governments and technology firms, the challenge is to ensure that this information is sober, secure and shareable. Success will mean that political polarisation can be contained; cyberactivity will not jeopardise critical infrastructure and human life; and privacy and profit will remain compatible.   

The penalty for ineffective policies is serious and rising; yet those with better approaches stand to reap enormous commercial and social benefits, especially as the pandemic accelerates the growth of the global digital economy.  

Find out how the political and technology leaders of the major powers -- the United States, China and Europe -- will tackle disinformation, cybersecurity and competition policies in coming years; and what US-China technological decoupling under the Biden administration will mean for transnational business.  

By attending this webinar, you will be able to answer these questions:  

  • Sobriety: How will the Biden administration, Europe and tech companies tackle online disinformation and misinformation?    
  • Security: What impact will the latest SolarWinds hack and disputes over Huawei have on cybersecurity and global norms on the cyberactivity of state and non-state actors?  
  • Shareability: Does national legislative and regulatory action on data monopolies, data protection and privacy necessarily run counter to the development of a vibrant global data economy? How are China’s actions against its ‘big tech’ different from those in the West?  

A discussion between:  

  • Rogier CreemersUniversity Lecturer in the Law and Governance of China at Leiden University; and Co-founder of the DigiChina initiative 
  • Katherine Fletcher, Coordinator, Cyber Security Oxford, University of Oxford  
  • Paul Maidment, Editor, Family Office Brief, Oxford Analytica  
  • Chair: Megha Kumar, Deputy Director of Analysis, Oxford Analytica 

Registering for this webinar

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Who should attend?

This deep dive is a closed webinar only for Oxford Analytica clients. It will benefit those who are in foreign and defence ministries, intelligence agencies, as well as senior executives and those involved in government affairs, legal services and finance, public policy.

Background briefings

Each session is supported by a background briefing curated by our team of expert analysts who produce our flagship publication, the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. These in-depth briefings are circulated to attendees in advance of each call and are available both as the written articles published in the Daily Brief, and as audio recordings.