Scott Schakelford, Angie Raymond, and Abbey Stemler discuss social media’s influence on democracies, and what international law has to say about data sharing.

How are social media platforms changing who has power inside democracies and in international relations? Should Israel’s recent strikes on Hamas change our thinking on cyber and the use of force? With Australia in the midst of an election and another coming up in the US next year, can ‘critical thinking’ really protect us from electoral interference and fake news?

In this episode, Katherine Mansted asks three cyber experts from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business Scott ShackelfordAngie Raymond, and Abbey Stemler, on the role of international law in transnational data sharing. They also discuss whether data will be Balkanised as many suspect the Internet will be, and whether users could possibly limit the data that’s collected on them daily in the future.

Angie Raymond is Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University, as well as being Adjunct Associate Professor of Law. She has written widely in international commercial law, international commercial arbitration, and international secured transactions in several renowned publications.

Scott Shackelford is Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University, and is Cybersecurity Program Chair along with being Director of the Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance at the university. He is an expert in cybersecurity and privacy, international law and relations, property, and sustainability.

Abbey Stemler is Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Indiana University. She is a leading scholar on the sharing economy and has published multiple articles on the subject, including in the Emory Law Journal and the Maryland Law Review.

Katherine Mansted joined the National Security College as a Senior Researcher in 2018. Katherine’s professional background includes work in both law and government. She has been a commercial solicitor with King & Wood Mallesons, a ministerial adviser to the federal government, and served as an Associate in the High Court of Australia to now Chief Justice Kiefel.

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