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Episode 26: John Borthwick

Damian Collins MP is joined by John Borthwick, Chair of the COVID-19 Technology Taskforce and CEO of Betaworks, who were early investors in Twitter and Tumblr. They discuss the tech companies’ response to COVID-19 and compare track and trace…

Episode 24: Dave Sharma MP

Following the terrorist attacks in Christchurch in March 2019 which were live-streamed to Facebook, Australia passed world-leading legislation that imposed tougher financial and criminal consequences for social media companies if they failed to…

Episode 23: Matt Burgess and Michael Veale

The NHSX COVID-19 tracker app in the UK still isn’t fully operational. Did the UK Government choose the wrong tech, or do the tech companies have too much control over the data that’s gathered by their systems? Matt Burgess, Deputy Digital Editor…

Episode 22: Davi Ottenheimer

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the web, it was intended for everyone. Now it is dominated by a few tech companies who have accumulated huge amounts of data on its users. So Tim decided to make a change. He launched Solid, an open source platform,…

Episode 21: Lord David Puttnam

Oscar winning film producer David Puttnam joins Damian Collins MP this week. Lord Puttnam Chairs the House of Lords Select Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies. Their most recent report pointed to an ‘unacceptable’ delay to the UK…

Episode 20: Imran Ahmed and Chris Stokel-Walker

What happens when a company’s adverts appear next to disinformation or hate speech? Damian Collins MP discusses with Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate after their recent Stop Funding Fake News campaign caught the attention…

Episode 19: Baiba Braže and Burcu San

For this special edition of the podcast, Damian Collins MP speaks to Baiba Braže, the Assistant Secretary-General of NATO for Public Diplomacy, and Burcu San, the Director of Preparedness in the body’s Operations Division. They discuss the…

Episode 18: Jim Balsillie and Adam Hildreth

Is it time for a ‘Bretton Woods’ for tech? What role are UK companies playing in keeping people safe online? Damian Collins MP discusses with former co-CEO of Blackberry, Jim Balsillie and Adam Hildreth from Crisp, a leading company in tech safety. Dr…

Episode 17: Roger McNamee and Adam Satariano

Is it possible to safely moderate internet platforms like Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg’s former mentor turned biggest critic, Roger McNamee, thinks not. The author of Zucked joins Damian Collins MP to discuss reforming Section 230, Joe Biden’s…