Online harms: how can technologists and regulators build a safer internet?

Brought to you by The Engineering Trust Group

Following the release of the Online Harms White Paper, this event will examine the technical and regulatory challenges of making the UK the safest place in the world to go online.

About the event

The internet can facilitate cyber bullying, hate speech, promotion of terrorism and the depiction of child abuse. User generated content is not subject to the usual editorial controls and legal remedies associated with the traditional media. This enables some users to freely post content which could harm others.

In June 2019’s Online Harms White Paper, the UK government stated that the digital economy urgently needs a new regulatory framework to improve our citizens’ safety online. But what technology could be put in place to make the internet less harmful, and what kind of legal challenges would such a framework generate?

This event will feature four short presentation that address these questions and concludes with an open forum. Registration opens at 5.00pm with the first session at 5.30PM and the event will end with networking over refreshments and pizza. This event is kindly hosted by the PwC.

Speakers to be announced shortly.

Employees of CW member organisations can attend this event for free. You will need to be logged into your CW account to access your free ticket – log in (or reset your password) here.

Tickets for non-members are £75 plus VAT. CW membership may be more cost effective for your organisation than fully priced tickets – find out more about CW membership benefits.

LIMITED FREE PLACES AVAILABLE for non-members who are under 35 and for organisations of less than 5 employees.  CW wants to engage with, and foster the next generation of technologists, engineers and academics. If you would like to register for one of these tickets, then please email to receive a discount code.

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Hosted by PwC UK

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Working across artificial intelligence, life sciences and AgriTech industry sectors with businesses in the region.

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SIG Champions

Paul Morris - CTO, CCS

Paul Morris (CEng) is CTO at Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS) which is leading the development of self-organising wireless mesh networks at 60GHz. He specialises in taking new technologies from inception all the way through to market particularly in the fields of wireless, security and IoT. He's been at the forefront of the digital wireless revolution over the last 25 years most recently at Qualcomm and CSR. He has a First Class Degree in Electronic Engineering and is an inventor of multiple patents.

Tim Phipps - Technical Marketing Manager, Solarflare

Tim sees Cambridge Wireless as a way to build the network of relationships that drive business growth and a better society for us all. As Technical Marketing Manager at Solarflare, Tim works to conceive and realise the components that will make the internet faster, secure and more reliable. He has worked on technologies from their earliest beginnings to mass market adoption, including WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular from GSM to LTE. His experience includes working as a development engineer, project management, business development and product marketing.

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PwC, The Maurice Wilkes Building, St John’s Innovation Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DS

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