Rebuilding the Digital Era

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Rebuilding the digital era requires both soft and hard regulations, Konstantinos Karachalios (IEEE) and Marju Lauristin (ex MEP) argue. Standards capture best thinking via an open process. Sometimes hard regulations are needed too, even if it takes longer time to make happen.

For who: legal experts and policy makers

In this session Konstantinos Karachalios from IEEE and member of the European Parliament Marju Lauristin share insights on rebuilding the digital era trough standards and government policies. Providing a form of “soft regulation,” standards work because they provide best in class thinking through an open and democratic process and a collective consensus building effort. On the other hand also hard regulations is needed even if it takes longer time to make happen.

Reclaiming our Digital Identity through Data Governance Standards
Konstantinos Karachalios, IEEE Standards Association

IEEE is the world’s largest technology association with over 420,000 members in more than 160 countries. The new standards projects are putting people at the center of their data. In the past year IEEE has launched several open Standards Working Groups focused on empowering individuals to access and control their personal data and identity. Depending on the degree of complexity, standards project may take a period of two to three years, at the end of which a document is produced and made available for engineers, companies or policy makers to utilize in their efforts.

Cultural and Cognitive Rebuilding for the Digital Era
Marju Lauristin, University of Tartu

Session is hosted by: Viivi Lähteenoja

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