BLOG: “It’s like preaching to the converted” one participant tells me when I arrive one day into the CPDP 2015 conference. And so it is. The meta narrative of the conference is so univocally clear and concurred that the Twitter feed #CPDP2015 is almost at a stand still. Expect from occasional ill received peeps from US representatives about compliance with EU data protection standards and so on and so forth, privacy is generally viewed as a business opportunity, an EU competitive differentiator and a legal right (yes, one still need to emphasise that).
TALKS & EVENTS: Key experts from an interdiciplinary field met in Copenhagen in November 2014 to discuss privacy as innovation.
Last week I chaired the Privacy as Innovation II workshop at the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul (the Privacy and Innovation I workshop we held at IGF 2013, Bali).
In 2013 I co-founded the Danish Think Tank Digital Youth. The think tank’s primary website consists of more than 70 articles and blog postings on topics related to internet governance and individual’s rights and responsibilities online. As editor of the site I also included a number of links to tools, surveys and guides.
I worked at the Danish Media Council for Children and Young People at that time, so it made perfectly good sense to provide youth and teachers with a tool of “translation” in plain language to help them understand internet governance and deal with their right and responsibilities online.
It is not as important to look for a new definition of the very contents of the concept of privacy as it is crucial to find acceptable common standards for the organizing principles of privacy today.
Part of my introduction to the Privacy as Innovation session at the Internet Governance Forum, Bali, 2013 with references
(IGF) Workshop (308) Background Paper and video of workshop.