Summit voices on the record
This autumn at London’s British Library, DigitalAgenda hosted its first Power & Responsibility summit, looking at regulation, trust and the unintended consequences of the digital age. Ahead of this month’s publication of our post-summit green paper, all of the summit sessions are now available to hear again. (more…)
Blair calls for ‘new deal’ on tech
Effective technology regulation must engage with the internet rather than trying to fight it – with a “new deal” needed for policymakers to address the challenges posed by big tech, a new report from former prime minister Tony Blair says this week.
Mixed response to new digital tax
There has been a mixed reaction from industry experts to this week’s budget proposal for a new digital services tax for big tech business. For those wanting to see the likes of Amazon and Facebook pay their fair share for UK revenues, it is a start – albeit a very modest one. (more…)
Google makes responsibility case
Can big tech be trusted to use the vast power it holds responsibly? That question was at the heart of our Power & Responsibility summit, held in London this month. Of the big tech five, Google joined us to make its case as a responsible business. It rightly fielded tough questions on tax and monopoly power. Julian Blake reports.
Tech for good offers downside ups
This month’s Power & Responsibility summit put a strong focus on the solutions that technology can offer society. In a series of lightning interviews, Adah Parris talks to four tech-for-good entrepreneurs about how their digital innovations provide answers to problems that tech is often seen as creating. (more…)