Programme highlights

All times are UTC+3 / GMT+3.

21.6. 10:00–10:30

Julia AngwinTHE MARKUP: Power and privacy

Topics: Privacy, Big Tech and problems it creates, Need for fair data economy

  • Never before has so much information been collected about human behavior
  • We have to decide how to place limits on the use of this power

Pulitzer Prize-winning Julia Angwin has founded The Markup, a journalistic born-online media centering on data-driven investigations of tech and how it influences society.

21.6. 11:00–11:35

Jasmina ByrneUNICEF: Building safer internet for children

Topics: Fair Data Business, Online safety, Education technology

Jasmina Byrne will speak about how digital technology permeates all aspects of children’s lives and how the growing data economy and the collection and use of children’s data impacts their rights and wellbeing.

In order to promote safe and responsible use of children’s data, UNICEF has developed a Manifesto on Good Governance of Children’s Data that calls on businesses, governments, civil society, international bodies and organizations to place children’s rights and interests at the center of all decisions made about data governance.

21.6. 11:15 –11:35

Nnenna NwakanmaWORLD WIDE WEB FOUNDATION: World Wide Web of data

Topics: Actionable Rights, Interoperability, Foundations

Nnenna will be speaking mainly on the 3rd, 5th and 6th principles of the Contract for the Web. In other words:

  • The direct link between Data Privacy and the future of the web
  • Why digital trust is mainly based on data trust
  • The design solutions for 1 and 2 above.

She is member of UN’s Internet Governance Forum, a pioneer and continued advisor on internet governance in Africa, and Faculty at the Schools of Internet Governance and acknowledged as one of the “World’s Most 100 Influential People in Digital Government”, one of “Africa’s 50th Digital Personalities”.

21.6. 16:35–17:00

Marloes PompNETHERLAND AI COALITION: The power of decentralised civilian initiatives during crisis situations: how data is used in Ukraine

Topics: Digital Identity

Pomp will take us to the journey that explores the power of civilian initiatives during crisis situations and how they are using data.

  • First hand experience helping Ukrainian refugees leaving their identities behind
  • What is the role of communities in Web3?
  • DAO’s as organisational structures

Netherlands AI Coalition and the Dutch Blockchain Coalition are joint partnerships by government, industry and academia. Within the Netherlands AI Coalition Marioes is building a European Network of ELSA (‘Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects’) labs.

22.6. 9:00–10:30

Chris SkinnerTHE FINANSER: When markets change rapidly with technology, can regulators keep up?

Topics: Fair data economy, Digital Identity

Should regulators have allowed Facebook to create a payment system? Should regulators ban bitcoin? Should regulators only allow banks to do banking?

Mr. Skinner has been an advisor to the United Nations, the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, and is a visiting lecturer with Cambridge University as well as a TEDx speaker. In recent years, he has been voted as one of the most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News and Thomson Reuters – and an advocate for cryptocurrencies.

22.6. 15:00–15:30

Maximilian GahntzMOZILLA FOUNDATION: The collective dimension of Data Governance. Your data is not about you only – it is also about the others.

Topics: Fair Data Business, Global Discussion

An individuals’ data does not only contain information or allow drawing inferences about that person, but in many cases also about others. It is therefore important to also account for the collective dimension of data — and how it can be leveraged to further the collective interest and prevent harm.

Maximilian Gahntz is a Senior Policy Researcher with the Mozilla Foundation’s Insights team.