The experience of lockdowns during the pandemic has highlighted how we rely on the internet for everything from work to social networking, to shopping and entertainment. However, even as the pandemic prompted us to move more of our daily activities online, Europol has reported an accompanying uptick in cybercrime. How can we make ourselves less vulnerable to cybersecurity threats while keeping the advantages of digital connectivity? How can we stay safe even if we’re not confident with technology? And, as we look towards the future of the web and technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and so-called Web3, are there changes coming down the pipeline that might improve cybersecurity, or could they leave us vulnerable to new threats?
We put some of YOUR questions on this topic to a panel of experts to discuss solutions:
- Billy Kelleher, MEP, Renew Europe
- Karen Massin, Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy EU Institutions, Google
- Pearse O’Donohue, Director for the Future Networks, DG CONNECT, European Commission
- Andrea García Rodríguez, Lead Digital Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre
Check out their answers to your questions in the video above.
How can we make the internet a safer space? Can we find ways, from technology innovations to stricter law enforcement or public awareness campaigns, that can help making the world wide web a truly safe(r) space? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!
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