The big data generated by digital interactions between people, organisations, and artefacts is transforming the way that we live, work and think—posing numerous challenges to information governance and regulation, including of the Internet itself. We are exploring and analysing these challenges, working out how they may be overcome through new governance rules, processes, and institutions.
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Video Playlist: Technology and Regulation
Talks from the course Technology and Regulation, exploring the interplay between social and technological shaping of the Internet, and associated policy implications.
On Saturday the 1st of October 2016 we will take part in the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) panel ‘Rural Broadband Policies in a...
Many organisations are coming up with their own internal policy and guidelines for data sharing. However, for data sharing between organisations to be straight...
There is a great deal of interest in the use of crowdsourcing tools and practices in emergency situations. Gregory Asmolov‘s article Vertical Crowdsourcing in...
Dilma Rouseff during the opening ceremony of the Global Stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance: NETmundial. Image: Blog do Planalto (Flickr). What...
Despite the British government’s boasts of the steady roll-out of superfast broadband to more than four out of five homes and businesses, you needn’t...
Public anxiety and legal protections currently pose a major challenge to anyone wanting to introduce eye-scanning security technologies. Reposted from The Conversation. Biometric...
Last month we had a very productive week in North-Wales, talking to a variety of people who all struggled with slow and unreliable Internet...
This project will develop an international hub to track and analyse the global illegal wildlife trade, both online and offline, and develop strategies to reduce the threat of the trade through social policy interventions.
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the OII's Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy.
Victoria Nash is the OII's Deputy Director and Policy and Research Fellow. She focuses on linking OII research to policy and practitioner communities.
Anne-Marie Oostveen has interests in the social implications of new and emerging technologies, privacy aspects in relation to ICT, online activism, user participation as a practical form for (computer) system design, and HCI.
Joss Wright's research interests lie in cryptography, privacy-enhancing technologies and anonymous communications. His current research focuses on analysing Internet censorship, and data anonymization.
Philip Howard looks at the most powerful political tool ever created—the internet of things. Will it be like the internet of surveillance and censorship we have now, or will it be something better?
In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world.
In this groundbreaking collaboration, Christopher Marsden and Ian Brown analyze the regulatory shaping of “code” to achieve more economically efficient and socially just regulation.