War Has Rules (yes, even in cyberspace)
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
2M ago
This is a special episode of Tech Mirror on the imperative to protect civilians from digital threats during war. Johanna is in conversation with Dr. Cordula Droege, Chief Legal Officer and Head of the legal division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and Dr. Tilman Rodenhäuser, Thematic Legal Adviser at the ICRC.   The trio discuss the work of a high-level ICRC Advisory Board, which was convened by the ICRC to develop concrete recommendations on the legal and policy challenges to protect civilians from digital threats during armed conflict. The trio also discuss the i ..read more
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Privacy: Move Fast and Regulate It
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
3M ago
Curious about the future of privacy in Australia? Join us as we delve into the world of privacy regulation in Australia. Our expert panel shares their thoughts on the Government’s response to the Privacy Act Review Report.  It’s a follow-up to episode #22 ‘Privacy is Not Dead’. Returning guest Anna Johnston, founder and Principal of Salinger Privacy, is joined by Ryan Black, Head of Policy for the Tech Council of Australia, and Kate Bower, a fellow at the UTS Human Technology Institute, currently on sabbatical from CHOICE as Consumer Data Advocate.     The panel discuss:&nb ..read more
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Beyond the Pause: Australia’s AI Opportunity – Part 1
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
4M ago
Ever wish you could sit down with a real-deal AI technologist and ask them what’s on earth is going on? In this double-episode of Tech Mirror, Johanna chats with Bill Simpson Young and Tiberio Cataneo, CEO and Chief Scientist at Gradient Institute. This independent, non-profit research institute works to build safety, ethics, accountability and transparency into AI systems.   In Part One of this wide-ranging conversation, the trio: -          define key terms like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Large Language Models, Frontier v ..read more
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Beyond the Pause: Australia’s AI Opportunity – Part 2
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
4M ago
Ever wish you could sit down with a real-deal AI technologist and ask them what’s on earth is going on? In this double-episode of Tech Mirror, Johanna chats with Bill Simpson Young and Tiberio Cataneo, CEO and Chief Scientist at Gradient Institute. This independent, non-profit research institute works to build safety, ethics, accountability and transparency into AI systems.   In Part One of this wide-ranging conversation, the trio: -          define key terms like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Large Language Models, Frontier v ..read more
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Regulating Digital Empires
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
4M ago
In this joint episode of Tech Mirror and the National Security Podcast, Anu Bradford and Johanna Weaver join Jennifer Jackett to discuss the global impact of technological advances, the challenges and opportunities they bring, and the evolving landscape of tech regulation.   Anu Bradford is a Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization at the Columbia Law School. She is also the author of ‘Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology’.    Jennifer Jackett is a Sir Roland Wilson Scholar at the ANU National Security College.   Professor Johanna ..read more
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The Social and Moral Imperative to Act
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
6M ago
Johanna speaks with Alice Dawkins, Executive Director of Reset.Tech Australia, an independent, non-partisan policy initiative wrestling with questions about online harms & safety, digital information markets, democracy and tech accountability.  In a wide-ranging conversation, the pair discuss topics including: Alice’s experience in Myanmar working with public interest lawyers involved in that country’s pro-democracy movement Reset’s research on young people and privacy online in Australia  Social media platform monitoring during the Voice referendum campaign Truth in politi ..read more
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Digital fever dreams?
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
6M ago
In the fourth episode of Tech Mirror, Johanna is joined by Justin Warren, Chair of Electronic Frontiers Australia. The pair discuss live issues in tech policy design, from bizarre Internet advertising to privacy and surveillance, to protecting liberal democracy. Justin walks through why we didn’t have to build our Internet and tech systems the way we did, and how we can design something better. This episode was produced by Jack Fox. Ben Gowdie provided invaluable research support. Send us your questions: techpolicydeisgncentre@anu.edu.au Follow us on Twitter: @TPDesignCentre Relevant Link ..read more
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Taking Stock of Aussie Tech Policy with Minister Fletcher
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
6M ago
In the inaugural episode, Johanna Weaver, Director of the Tech Policy Design Centre at ANU, sits down with The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts.  The pair discuss measures the Australian government has implemented ranging from online trolling and adult cyberbullying to encryption, the Media Bargaining Code, and knowledge gaps in the tech policymaking space. This episode was produced by Anna Davies. Tanvi Nair and Amy Denmede provided invaluable research support, and Ben Gowdie production support only an avid podcast listener can ..read more
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Everything is Content Moderation
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
6M ago
Johanna speaks with Evelyn Douek, assistant Professor at Stanford Law School (and former corporate lawyer in Australia), about the public and private regulation of speech online. The pair discusses: the private and public regulation of speech online why 'everything is content moderation' and what it might mean to take a systems thinking approach the importance of platform transparency the history, significance, and politics of Section 230 institutional competence and the role of courts the state of trust and safety the value of a functioning parliament and the differences between ..read more
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Keeping Pace: The Case for Digital Regulation
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by Tech Policy Design Centre
6M ago
In this episode of Tech Mirror, Johanna is in conversation with Gina Cass-Gottlieb, Chair of the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), one of Australia’s lead regulators in the area of technology and digital platforms.   In a wide-ranging conversation the pair discuss: the ACCC’s Digital Platform Services inquiry 2020 – 2025, how regulators can develop the tech knowledge and capacity required for making good policy, the relationship between innovation and market power, unfair trading practices, in a digital context, artificial intelligence, ex-ante approaches to regu ..read more
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