Does it matter that we have surrendered our privacy to Google and social media sites? Should we accept that we must pay a price for the undoubted benefits of the digital world or should we retain a private space beyond the reach of governments, corporations and hackers? Heather Brooke talks to ABC Radio National’s Waleed Aly.
Waleed Aly (Australian)
Waleed Aly is the host of ABC Radio National’s new live daily program RN Drive. He shares presenting duties with Julian Morrow who takes the chair each Friday evening from 6-8pm. Waleed is also the host of ABC TV’s Big Ideas and is currently appearing on ABC TV’s Agony Uncles. He is a lecturer in politics at Monash University and the author of What's Right? The Future of Conservatism in Australia (Quarterly Essay 37) and People Like Us: How Arrogance is Dividing Islam and the West. He is also the guitarist and main songwriter for Melbourne originals band Robot Child, which is the house band for The Chaser's show, The Empty Vessel. Waleed is looking forward to joining his fellow RN Drive host and Chaser Julian Morrow on stage!
Heather Brooke is a freelance journalist and freedom of information campaigner. She writes for the UK’s main national papers and has presented Channel 4's Dispatches. Heather is a visiting professor at City University's department of journalism and is also the author of Your Right to Know and The Silent State. In 2009 she was named Reformer of the Year and won the Setting the Political Agenda Award from the Political Studies Association. The Revolution Will Be Digitised is her latest work.