What can we gain from taking a look beyond our own borders and learning from the experience of others? This session widens the debate beyond the Euro-Atlantic region to understand how available and emerging technologies affect social processes across the globe. As societies worldwide struggle in the face of seismic shifts brought on by new technology, governments need to balance top-down intervention and civil liberties. Fresh vulnerabilities have opened up for exploitation by malign actors wishing to influence political decision-making and public debate. Sharing ideas and working together is a good way forward – can we combine existing strengths and avoid replicating mistakes?