Privacy is Power

Digital life offers fantastic opportunities for people, governments, and businesses, but also comes with risks of privacy breaches or abuse

Technologies can improve our lives considerably, but governments and businesses that wish to be digital successes must understand the current debate about technological possibilities versus legitimate concerns about privacy. In this discussion, trust is fundamental.

The Research Centre for Government IT and Danish ICT and Electronics Federation invite you to participate in this webinar, where Associate Professor, Oxford University Carissa Véliz’s new book, Privacy is Power, will be the subject of a moderated dialogue between the author and Denmark’s tech-ambassador, Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen.

Professor Mikkel Flyverbom, CBS, will facilitate the discussion. Watch it here.


13:30 Welcome, Director, The Danish ICT and Electronics Federation Rikke Hougaard Zeberg   

13:35 Introduction, Head of Research Centre for Government IT Jens Schmidt

13.45 A conversation about digital transformations, privacy and power,
                   with questions from the audience via chat 

15:00 Closing

About the Debaters

    • Carissa Véliz is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics in AI, as well as a Tutorial Fellow at Hertford College, at the University of Oxford. Carissa Véliz is the author of “Privacy Is Power” – an Economist Book of The Year - and the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics. Carissa Véliz is working on digital ethics (with an emphasis on privacy and AI ethics), practical ethics more generally, political philosophy, and public policy. Carissa Véliz collaborates with private and public institutions as a consultant.

    • Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen is Denmark’s Tech Ambassador with responsibility for representing the Danish Government to the global tech industry and in global governance forums on emerging technologies

    • Mikkel Flyverbom is Professor mso of communication and digital transformations at Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business School and a member of the Danish government’s Data Ethics Council and Digitalization Partnership.

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