The Future of Liberal Democracy in the Era of Surveillance Capitalism and Digital Authoritarianism

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The Future of Liberal Democracy in the Era of Surveillance Capitalism and Digital Authoritarianism

October 29, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

This lecture will examine the ideological origins, societal implications, as well as the relative global influence of three contrasting regulatory approaches towards the digital economy: the US’s techno-libertarianism, China’s digital authoritarianism, and the EU’s rights-driven regulatory paternalism. The lecture will focus in particular on how these three regulatory systems—as well as the digital companies empowered and constrained by them—enhance or undermine liberal democracy and individual rights to privacy and personal autonomy across the world.

CALGA

This event is a part of Columbia Academy on Law in Global Affairs (CALGA), a series of online open-access events, in which Columbia Law School faculty present their research and debate current issues with colleagues from around the globe.

CALGA is cosponsored by Columbia Law School, the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative LawThe Committee on Global Thought, and Columbia | Global Centers.

About the Speaker

Anu Bradford is Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization and the Director for Columbia’s European Legal Studies Center.

Contact Information

Nick Pozek
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