SWF Lecture – Privacy Versus Surveillance: What the Panama Papers Mean for Everyone in the 21st CenturyOrganised by: Singapore Writers Festival
Performed by: Frederik Obermaier
It is regarded as the largest data breach ever, and its impact is still being felt. The leakage of the so-called Panama Papers—11.5 million financial and legal files of the rich and powerful—exposed the names of many political leaders and public personalities, even leading to the downfall of one European prime minister. The lecture by Frederik Obermaier, one of the two German journalists who broke the news on the Papers, will tackle a range of issues which implicate every global citizen: personal privacy; hacking and cybersecurity; public accountability; and transparency in the Internet age.
Frederik Obermaier is an investigative journalist and bestselling author living in Munich. He works for Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's biggest quality newspaper. He focuses mainly on international investigative research. Together with his colleague Bastian Obermayer, he initiated and coordinated the 'Panama Papers' scoop.