Digital Diplomacy and Proactive Monitoring: Challenges to Solutions

Presented by the Digital Diplomacy Coalition, the Open Technology Institute and Future Tense
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In today's increasingly connected world, proactive data monitoring makes it possible for organizations to listen to their communities and evaluate interactions, creating rich insights into digital engagement. But wonderful as these technologies are, there are challenges—especially when it comes to government use. Data monitoring can raise questions about privacy, what information the government is collecting, and how it is being used. This discussion explored how governments can balance these very real concerns with their need for situational awareness, data-driven strategy, and community engagement.

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Julie Weckerlein 
Public Affairs Specialist
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Mohamad Najem
Adjunct Carnegie Fellow, Middle East Task Force, New America
Founder and President, Social Media Exchange (SMEX)
Christopher Harvin 
Global Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Advisor
Barbaricum and Sanitas International 

Allen Brandt
Legal and Policy Fellow
Future of Privacy Forum
Josh Keating

Event Time and Location

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036