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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Freedom of expression online

Communications and Digital Committee
Freedom of expression online

Tuesday 19 January 2021

Start times: 3.00pm (private) 3.00pm (public)

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Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury discusses online freedom of expression

The Communications and Digital Committee takes evidence from Lord Williams of Oystermouth. It also hears from academics regarding privacy issues and freedom of expression online.

Meeting details

At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Freedom of expression online
At 4.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Freedom of expression online
Senior Lecturer in Law and the Open Society at University of Cambridge
Senior Lecturer in Media and Privacy Law at Aston University

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Possible questions

Possible questions and topics for discussion include:

  • How does privacy affect freedom of expression?
  • Does UK law protect users adequately from surveillance by technology companies and the state?
  • Should anonymity online be curtailed?

Further information


Virtual meeting