Our relationship with secrecy exposes one of the great paradoxes of the digital age. In an age of terrorism, threats are increasingly hard to detect and prevent. Governments claim the need for greater security and seek to monitor global communications, while citizens, more willing than ever to share, demand greater protection of their digital privacy. How has the information age changed the way we think about, and value privacy and secrecy?
Watch the discussion held at the Davos Open Forum 2016, hosted by VICE News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica.
On the panel are:
Alexander De Croo, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, the Digital Agenda, Telecommunications and Postal Services of Belgium
Bassim Haidar, Group Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Channel IT Group, United Arab Emirates
Darrell E. Issa, Congressman from California (Republican), 49th District, USA
Salil Shetty, Secretary-General, Amnesty International, United Kingdom
Amira Yahyaoui, Founder and Chair, Al Bawsala, Tunisia