Daily Archives: April 25, 2011


On 13th April Chatham House held a discussion to evaluate to what extent power has been decentralized through the web, shifting more control to the individual. The participants were: Sir David Omand GCB, Former Security and Intelligence Coordinator, Cabinet Office, UK and Visiting Professor, War Studies Department, King’s College London Guy Herbert, General Secretary, NO2ID Nigel Inkster CMG, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, International Institute for Strategic Studies and Former Assistant Chief and Director for Operations and Intelligence, SIS Heather Brooke, Author of The Silent State and Freedom of Information campaigner On 25th April Radio 4’s “The World Tonight” broadcast an edited version of the discussion – listen again here (starts at 18m 50s). The Chatham House announcement for the debate, and edited opening statements from the panelists, is available here.

Controlling Information: who holds the power in the internet age?