Internet, the App Economy and COVID-19 – A conversation introduced by Sir Julian King
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?
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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
Jacki Davis, Brussels-based convenor and moderator
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