In association with the Reuters Institute and the Media Standards Trust

"Join our panel of “Moral Maze” judges and expert witnesses at the RSA for a lively and topical debate, exploring the recent remarkable change in behaviour and attitudes towards privacy.

This shift has been attributed to a number of social and technological developments, such as the rise in new mobile technologies, self-publishing tools and social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, all resulting in a cultural shift towards greater self revelation.

Are attitudes towards privacy different between younger and older generations? Are younger people being hopelessly naive by putting so much private information online – unaware of the later consequences? Will we all have to get used to a world where there is almost no boundary between public and private life? What are the implications for society when people reveal so much about themselves to the world?"

With Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, Claire Fox, director of Institute of Ideas, Camilla Wright, editor of Popbitch blog, Iain Dale, one of Britain's leading political commentators and Stephen Whittle, visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute of Journalism at Oxford University.

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Added by nico_macdonald on May 31, 2008



Note, this event is actually on 19 June, not 19 July. I'm going.