Jamie Susskind

Jamie Susskind


Jamie Susskind is an author, speaker, and practising barrister. A past Fellow of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, he studied history and politics at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating first in his year. As a youngster, he was ranked the best debater in the world.

Jamie is passionate about technology (from AI to Blockchain, Robotics, and Virtual Reality) and politics. This year he will publish Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech (Oxford University Press, 2018). He writes and speaks about the future of power, freedom, justice, and democracy.


Jamie Susskind @jamiesusskind

A major self-own. @MatthewdAncona is a rare columnist who commands respect across the board. Fair, clever, human.

This group, LAZIR, was founded by a Labour member called Pete Gregson, suspended by the party and by the GMB Union over allegations of antisemitism, including disseminating materials claiming Israel "exaggerated" the Holocaust.

It’s just one slap in the face after another.

The post-2011 authoritarian wave hasn’t found a sustainable model. Today’s authoritarians aren’t stable. They’re not delivering. They’re mired in corruption with few redeeming claims. Polarization and misinformation goes only so far. It’s cracking in many places. Buckle up, 2020.

This isn’t one to miss folks

It’s date night lads, and as you can see, everyone’s excited

First time in Hamburg today -Hamburg was also the city of my family until they fled or died in the Holocaust.

Managed to find the stolperstein bearing the name of my great grandpa Ralph Süsskind. It’s outside the building where he lived.

Noise-cancelled fireside-chat with @jamiesusskind & @ec_leo

Big shout from one of our top QCs 🔥

I often think this, especially when courts are lazily attacked. The higher judiciary is not perfect but in their independence and diligence the judges are the bedrock of our constitution. We’re lucky to have such a system. (And it is envied the world over.)

It’s the laziness that gets me.

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DAS Chart bitte als T-Shirt!

Didn’t fall over once

Waiting in the wings at @nextconf in Hamburg, Germany 🇩🇪 soon to talk about #FuturePolitics

Those who control the most powerful technologies increasingly control the rest of us - what should we do about it?

A useful counterpoint to (some of) my tweets last night

Consent - ie the law of contract - is a grossly outdated way of managing our relationship with social media firms.