Author: Ian Brown

Blair’s scattergun plan to rebuild the British state

Whatever the wisdom of individual policy proposals in this new Tony Blair/William Hague-helmed report, its greatest failing to me is that it proposes redesigning the entire British state on a greater scale than the once-in-two-centuries civil service reforms of the 19th century which still largely prevail. In a rather scattergun manner…

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Panel discussion at CPDP

Technology, Power and the Pandemic

Thanks to Tilburg’s Global Data Justice project for the invitation to speak on their CPDP panel this week to launch their excellent new report, Digital disruption or crisis capitalism? I used the case of England’s contact-tracing app to further illuminate some elements of the report, based on a book chapter of mine which should be published this autumn.

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