DatenDialog: The Big Tent Event Now in Berlin

Google has posted its Big Tent conference, which held in May near London, U.K. Google says the term "big tent" not only described the marquee venue but also our aim to include diverse points of view."Speakers included the German State Secretary for the Interior Cornelia Rogall-Grothe and the Federal Data Protection Commissioner Peter Schaar, alongside […]

Google has posted its Big Tent conference, which held in May near London, U.K. Google says the term "big tent" not only described the marquee venue but also our aim to include diverse points of view.

"Speakers included the German State Secretary for the Interior Cornelia Rogall-Grothe and the Federal Data Protection Commissioner Peter Schaar, alongside international authors and bloggers Cory Doctorow and Jeff Jarvis who appeared via live video chat from the U.S.," blogge Wieland Holfelder, Engineering Director, Germany.

The conference saw debate on the issues relating to the Internet and society with policy-Big Tentmakers, academics and NGOs.

"This dialogue about data tackled the issue of online privacy from a variety of angles. It was appropriate to hold it in Germany, which is a pacesetter both in its concern about privacy and its ideas for safeguarding personal data. During the one-day event, we debated questions such as: what does responsible collaboration between the tech industry and the data protection authorities look like? Do we need new regulation to manage the Internet and the large amount of data produced in the online world? Who is responsible for educating users and how does the tech industry make sure it builds privacy controls into its products?," said Holfelder.

Holfelder says that after the success in the U.K., "we decided to export the concept. Yesterday we welcomed more than 200 guests in Berlin, Germany to the second Big Tent event, entitled DatenDialog."

Here are some photos of the event:

And, the video highlight: