Government Secrecy in the Information Age |

Government Secrecy in the Information Age

Synopsis:

Has the digital revolution made it easier or harder for governments to keep secrets?  The controversies over WikiLeaks and Snowden disclosures, and excitement over Open Data initiatives and similar projects, might make us think we live in a new age of transparency.  The reality is more complicated.  In many ways, technological change has actually complicated the task of monitoring government.  And we should not underestimate the capacity of governments to react forcefully against transparency initiatives that threaten vital state interests.

Speaker(s):

Prof Alasdair Roberts, Jerome L. Rappaport Professor of Law and Public Policy, Suffolk University Law School

Date:
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Time:
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-5,
Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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