Sir Julian King – now a Visiting Research
Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute – accepted to lead off in our conversation, focussing on the surprisingly disruptive impacts of the pandemic on the immaterial world of digital. 

The call will discuss, among other matters:

  • What in reality makes an innovation such as digital tracking apps ethical and trustable?
  • Autonomy versus autarky: who do we want to entrust with the development of such sensitive technology? Only ‘ourselves’ in Europe? Also established EU corporate citizens who happen not to be based here? 
  • Do we aim for distributed technology solutions? Many apps, the market leading? Or do we prefer, on balance, the accountability of a centralised state solutions?
  • Cyber security and disinformation: how big an issue has this been in the pandemic? Are we learning to defend ourselves any better against hostile attacks?
  • Lessons for Europe – what additional collective guidance would help us to respond faster and better to a future emergency?

Want to learn more?

FIPRA’s Digital & Tech Practice supports and helps organisations in navigating the EU’s rapidly-evolving policy and regulatory landscape.

Speakers

Sir Julian King – Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute & ex-Commissioner for Security

Thaima Samman – Head of FIPRA’s Digital Practice & Founder of FIPRA’s partner in France

Detlef Eckert – FIPRA International, Special Advisor on Digital

Robert Madelin – Chairman FIPRA International

Moderator

Jacki Davis, Brussels-based convenor and moderator

Contact

Rahul Venkit
rahul.venkit@fipra.com
+32 (0)2 613 28 28

Digital & Tech
FIPRA’s Digital & Tech Practice supports and helps organisations in navigating the EU’s rapidly-evolving policy and regulatory landscape.

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