Will we still have a single global internet in 2025?
This was the second in a series of conferences on the Internet. It addressed the increasing threats to the ideal and the promise of a global Internet from the rise in cybercrime; security and law enforcement agencies’ need for data; and the impulse of authoritarian governments to take back control. A diverse cast of people from the major Internet companies, government, think tanks and academia was assembled for the discussion. The key message to emerge was that if people wanted a global Internet in 2025 then they would need to define it and campaign for it.
A number of prescriptions are recorded in the summary of the discussion which can be found here.