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Tech standard setting cannot be left to companies or lone nations

International effort needed to build digital norms around democratic values

| East Asia
Facial recognition technology is displayed at the 2019 Digital China Exhibition in Fuzhou, China: Dual-use technologies have prompted renewed debate about the ethical use of technology.   © Reuters

Justin Bassi is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Bec Shrimpton is director of The Sydney Dialogue, the institute's annual technology policy summit.

The Cold War was a competition over technology and a global contest over conflicting values.

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