Mr Dan Shefet: Balancing Internet Democracy with Greater Accountability
President of the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (AAID) (22 Nov 2017)

About the Speaker

Mr Dan Shefet is a lawyer who famously obtained judgment against Google, establishing global reach and jurisdiction on the basis of the “Right to be Forgotten” in 2014. A believer of democracy and the power of the internet, Dan has gained recognition in Europe and increasingly internationally as an advocate of greater accountability on the internet, especially by global Internet Service Providers (ISPs). He founded the Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy (AAID), a Paris-based organisation with respected and leading international personages on its board. It is rapidly gaining a voice because it is dealing with a global dilemma: keeping the internet free and open while addressing increasing infiltration by those with unethical, immoral and illegal agenda. One AAID recommendation has gained acceptance at the highest levels of government in France and Germany and to some extent, Britain: the idea of an internet ombudsman. Other jurisdictions are keenly studying it. The media is interested - CNN’s Christiane Amanpour interviewed Dan about it earlier this year. Next year, AAID will be having its inaugural global conference at the Hague where it will formally present its recommendation for the creation of the position of “international internet ombudsman” with a seat at the judicial capital of the world.

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22 November 2017
National University of Singapore
Shaw Foundation Alumni House
11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244
Venue: The Auditorium
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