Regulating technology with Marietje Schaake

International policy director Marietje Schaake shares ways to bring governance to technology on a global scale


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In this WIRED Briefing, WIRED's deputy global editorial director, Greg Williams and Marietje Schaake, international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center explored the rapid growth of big technology and solutions for governments to consider as they look to regulate big technology. The briefing was live on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how reliant we have become on technology, enabling many great initiatives focused on public infrastructure, public stack, civic technology and community based technology to flourish – but it has also exacerbated some of the existing tensions around the outsized power of technology companies that are governing more and more aspects of peoples' lives.

In this WIRED Briefing, Schaake and Williams discussed the importance of regulating technology, the future of democracy in light of technological developments, human agency in times of AI and the power of the private sector in governing technology.

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About Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake is the international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center and international policy fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. She was named president of the Cyber Peace Institute.

Between 2009 and 2019, Schaake served as a Member of European Parliament for the Dutch liberal democratic party where she focused on trade, foreign affairs and technology policies. Schaake is affiliated with a number of non-profits, including the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Observer Research Foundation in India, and writes a bi-monthly column for the Dutch newspaper NRC.

About WIRED Briefings

Designed as an extension of WIRED’s long-running live conference portfolio, WIRED Briefings are punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions that reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event. Part of the WIRED Foresight series, curated by WIRED deputy global editorial director, Greg Williams.