Podcast / Technology and War 14 September 2021 Big Data and Global Security In the first episode of the new season of War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope talk with entrepreneur Jim Balsillie about technology, governance and security, and explore the complex threats emerging as economies are increasingly driven by big data. Share Facebook Twitter Email Linkedin Whatsapp Save Print As rapidly developing data technology outpaces governance structures and their ability to adapt, the long-term impact of increasingly data-driven economies on security and society remains uncertain. What happens when personal data ends up in the hands of those in power? In the first episode of the third season of War & Peace, Olga Oliker and Hugh Pope are joined by Jim Balsillie, co-founder of Research in Motion, now known as BlackBerry, and founder of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Centre for Digital Rights and the Arctic Research Foundation, to discuss the intersection of technology and governance. They talk about the new global rule of law framework that was created to regulate technology and the dangers still presented by exploitative tech firms and anti-democratic governments looking for asymmetrical leverage. Jim also explores how data autonomy should be balanced with the ideals of democracy and how future generations will look back with concern on this era of lax personal data security. Click here to listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. For more information, explore Crisis Group’s Technology and War global issue page Related Tags Global Contributors Hugh Pope Director of Communications & Outreach Hugh_Pope Olga Oliker Program Director, Europe and Central Asia OlyaOliker Jim Balsillie Co-Founder of Research in Motion, Founder of the Balsillie School of International Affairs More for you Podcast / Africa The Horn Podcast Hold Your Fire!