Am 6. Mai durfte ich gemeinsam mit Sandro Gayken beim #rbbTalkLab auf der #rp19 über Cyberwar und Cyberpeace sprechen. Ein Interview, in dem ich mit Theresa Sickert unter anderem über die Möglichkeiten von NutzerInnen gesprochen haben, bessere Regeln und einen höheren Schutz für unser digitales Leben einzufordern.
Thanks to an invitation from the Observer Research Foundation, I was able to join this year’s Raisina Dialogue from January 7-11 in (New) Delhi, India where we spent many, many hours (think of an official 9am-10.30pm programme) discussing geopolitical power dynamics and shifts in the current world order.
It wasn’t just a packed programme, it also provided me with some new perspectives and plenty of delegates challenging my own assumptions and worldviews. And while there were several discussions around cybersecurity, internet governance, and emerging technologies; the one discussion that left a lasting impression and had us up in debate for hours after hours was the one dedicated to the impact of #metoo and feminism more broadly across different regions: It’s a long way to equality. Let’s never give up!
Panel with Samir Saran, Ephraim Kenyanito, Sean Kanuck, and Fuoad Mouhyi on “How Personal is your data: surveillance capitalism and democracy in the 21st century?”
National elections in September 2017. All things come to a halt; political attention is directed towards campaigning. Not so in Germany these days. In a flurry of decisions, Germany has been busy shaping a comprehensive digital agenda — with an increasing number of global implications.
Cathleen Berger explores how giant data-driven companies are challenging old ideas about power and accountability, and what should be done about it.
Joseph Cannataci recently submitted his first report as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy — a brand new position, created in July 2015 in the wake of the German-Brazilian initiative for a UN resolution on privacy in the digital age. The report includes a description of Cannataci’s working methods, a general overview of privacy-relevant topics, and a ‘Ten point action plan’ — described as a to-do list for the post holder, rather than a mere wish list.