Challenge 1: Ensuring security and bringing surveillance under control
The growing tension between the concern for safety and the protection of freedoms is one of the key challenges facing democracies today. The revelations of intelligence agency interception of digital networks have undermined trust in government’s capacity to oversee these agencies. How much freedom are we prepared to give up in order to defend our societies from terrorism? How can democracies deal with security risks linked to the digital revolution without jeopardising fundamental democratic values?