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Joanna Shields

Baroness Joanna Shields

Thinking Deep on the Future of AI

Baroness Shields’ Opening Keynote Address to CognitionX

Thank you for the vibrant welcome. I think that we can safely conclude from the nearly 7000 people who have registered and will join us today and tomorrow that this one of the hottest tickets and one of the most important topics in the world right now.

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How we can fight back in the war against fake news

Fake news has been named Word of the Year by Collins dictionary, showing just how pervasive the spreading of false information has become.

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. False narratives and propaganda have been used for centuries to influence public opinion. But what’s different now is the speed with which it can reach millions of people around the world.

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Baroness Shields' speech at the National Security Agency

Delivered to the fifth Annual Intelligence Community (IC) Women's Summit.

Thank you for the warm welcome. It’s an honour to be in the company of so many outstanding women.  

Growing up in unremarkable surroundings not far from here in Pennsylvania, I never imagined that I would be standing here today. But in many ways, I feel like we are fellow travellers. As leading women in intelligence and security, together we endeavour to combat crime and protect lives. I am sure that many of you too have defied the odds to be here today. And you have done it all whilst trying to be perfect mothers, daughters, sisters, spouses and friends.

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Baroness Shields opening speech at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Internet Safety and Security's opening speech at the Global Counter Terrorism Forum.

I would like to thank our Swiss counterparts who co-lead this crucial work alongside the UK and the UAE as co-chairs of the GCTF, who believe as we do that this forum has the potential to pave the way for a significant step change in how we as nations, working in partnership, can challenge this evolving global threat.

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Baroness Shields appointed as the PM's Special Representative on Internet Crime and Harms and becomes solely a Home Office minister

Secretary of State Karen Bradley thanks Baroness Shields for her work and commitment to DCMS.

Baroness Shields will become a full time Home Office minister and the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Internet Crime and Harms after 18 months at DCMS and a year as a joint Minister for Internet Safety and Security.

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An Internet for Children and Young People

Baroness Shields addresses the Internet Governance Forum

Thank you for inviting me to speak today. The Internet Governance Forum is a unique venue that brings together a wide range of stakeholders from industry, civil society, government, parliamentarians to academics. So it’s a real pleasure for me to talk about a subject matter that I care very deeply about - children and young people.

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“When my time is up, will I have done enough”

Your excellences’, colleagues, friends, and child representatives, on behalf of the HM government of the United Kingdom and the WePROTECT Global Alliance to End Child Sexual Exploitation Online, I would like to thank the governments of Mexico, Indonesia, Sweden and Tanzania for hosting this event today and for their unwavering commitment to protecting vulnerable children from violence and harm. 

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