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Internet, Trade and Democracy: Transatlantic Relations under the Shadow of Surveillance

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We cordially invite you to our public discussion, an event held within the initiative Globalization and the Internet, lead by Internet & Society Collaboratory and the blogger project of the Bertelsmann Stiftung.

The event – to be held mostly in English – will deal with the interactions between the Internet, trade and democracy, in particular with the transatlantic free trade agreement (TTIP) and the current internet surveillance controversy.

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The keynote speaker will be Glyn Moody, technology journalist from London, who writes about the Internet and digital rights in newspapers such as The Guardian and The Economist. He also actively comments in the debate about the NSA surveillance controversy and consumer rights issues in the TTIP negotiations (TwitterBlog).
Internet, Trade & Democracy: Transatlantic Relations Under the Shadow of Surveillance
WHEN: October 10, 2013 from 2 pm to 5:30 pm
WHERE: Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Schumannstraße 8, 10117 Berlin


14:00 Welcoming words
14:15 Presenting results of the initiative & the debate magazine
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Keynote (Glyn Moody)
16:30 Discussion panel, Guests are Josef Braml (DGAP), Stormy-Annika Mildner (SWP), Stefan Heumann (European Digital Agenda, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung), Joachim Bühler (Bitkom),Thomas Ruddy (Researcher, Trade & Privacy), Marietje Schaake (Member of the European Parliament: Video statement)
17:30 Reception with wine and pretzels

Please RSVP here: or send and e-mail to

Feel free to forward this invitation to your mailing lists, friends and colleagues who might be interested. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Kind regards

Marc Venhaus (Project Manager)
Sebastian Haselbeck (CEO, Internet & Society Collaboratory)
Ole Wintermann (

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Ole Wintermann Twitter: @olewin

Hi all – my name is Ole, and I’m the head of In my opinion, the Internet is going to play an essential role in coping with global future challenges. Currently, I see economic globalization and global governance as the two most central issues. These trends, and how they interact with others like demographic change and security, make the lives of people around the world complex and insecure, and make it tougher for political and economic decision-makers to make good long-term decisions. We need new rules and methods for decision-making. Dear politicians: please consider all of us when you make important choices. It’s our world, not yours. Please follow me also on my personal blog