On May 16, 2012 the World Economic Forum is publishing the report Rethinking Personal Data: Strengthening Trust. In this podcast we discuss the importance and perceived perils of access to personal data with William Hoffman, Associate Director of the Telecommunications Industry at the Forum. Alan Marcus, Senior Director and Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries, takes us one step further, on the implications of global hyperconnectivity.

Separately, in our “What if” scenario, we hear from Raghuram Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  He tells us why a disgruntled American Middle Class could set off a global wave of protest.