Dec 15, 2021
Council Conversation Club: Digital Literacy and Public Trust in Technology
The Council Conversation Club is our version of a "book club." Participants will receive some light reading and listening material and then come together to discuss the topic at hand. The topic for December was "Digital Literacy and Public Trust in Technology," and registrants received the list of prep materials ahead of the event. This hour-long discussion group was facilitated by Lauren Swartz, President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
About the Event
The Council Conversation Club is the Council's version of a "book club." Prior to coming together for this discussion group, participants are provided some reading and listening materials from different viewpoints about the topic at hand. Then, during the program, they discuss the issues with their peers and a facilitator and have the opportunity to engage with the world around them.
Digital Literacy and Public Trust in Technology
How has the pandemic affected the way we use digital infrastructures, such as online learning, telemedicine, remote work, and e-commerce? What are the issues around digital trust (misinformation, personal privacy, 5G networks, and AI bias)? How are governments utilizing cyber privateering, and is this a good thing? How do we defend against the mounting cyber threats emanating from places like Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea? Is cybersecurity the responsibility of everyone, or the responsibility of private institutions and governments? What can we learn from Estonia, the world's "digital democracy?" Should the internet be considered a public utility and is it a necessary component of life in the world today?
- “Cyber Privateering” by The Lawfare Podcast (40-minute listen)
- “Cyber Privateering: A Risky Policy Choice for the U.S.” by Florian Egloff | Lawfare Blog
- “Why we must rebuild digital trust for a cyber-inclusive future” by Juliet Masiga | World Economic Forum
- “Security is Everyone’s Job in the Workplace” By MIT Technology Review Insights | Business Lab
- “The Argument for the Internet as a Utility: Is It Time to Change How It’s Delivered?” by Song Bac Toh | Forbes Technology Council
- “1 in 3 people around the world have never used the Internet, a UN report estimates” by Ellen Francis | Washington Post