Covid-19, data & democracy

Join us for the third in our weekly online discussion series examining the digital impacts of the Government’s Covid-19 response.

Covid-19 is forcing us to rethink how we structure our democratic institutions. Select Committees have been using video conferencing software to continue scrutinising the government and remote voting for MP’s is on the table. So what are the benefits and what are the risks? For years, ‘big tech’ has been accused of damaging our democracy. Could the pandemic be an opportunity to save it instead?

Speakers

Toby James – Head of Politics, University of East Anglia

Kyle Taylor – Executive Director of Fairvote 

Pascal Crowe – Data and Democracy Officer at Open Rights Group