IDP Conference 2017

Virt-EU will take part to the 13th IDP Conference with an ad-hoc panel to present its first results.

Managing Risk in the Digital Society will be the central theme of the 13th International Conference on Internet, Law & Politics (Barcelona, 29-30 June 2017).
Since the 1990s, the concept of risk society has deeply penetrated many fields of the social sciences and humanities. From law and political science, the Risk Society has been a concept that has channelled the analysis of risks inherent in contemporary society and how they are regulated. With the emergence of the new information and communication technologies there has been a profound change in this risk society. ICT are closely related to risk, as they are both generators of risks and a means of avoiding them. Thus, the challenge facing us is to manage the risks inherent in the digital era.

Virt-EU panel: Privacy, ethical and social impact assessment of risks in data processing.

On the basis of the first results of the H2020 VIRT-EU project (Values and ethics in Innovation for Responsible Technology in EUrope), the panel considers the adoption of a multiple risk assessment in data processing. In this light, the panellists discuss the different elements of PESIA (Privacy, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment), which is a new framework for risk assessment that intends to secure a place for societal concerns in the generation of new technologies.
Taking into account the ethical and social dimension of data processing, the PESIA framework goes beyond the traditional privacy impact assessment. This assessment procedure engages the different societal stakeholders and ensures a digital future where innovative devices and services are aligned with the ethical and social values held by EU citizens and communities.

Moderator: Alessandro Mantelero
Professor of Private Law and Innovation and International Transactions Law - Politecnico di Torino

Irina Shklovski
Associate Professor - IT University of Copenhagen, Co-Editor Big Data & Society Journal

Alison Powell
Assistant Professor and Programme Director of the MSc in Media and Communication
Data & Society - London School of Economics and Political Science

Javier Ruiz Diaz
Open Rights Group, Policy Director

Cosmocaixa, Sala Àgora, Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona
Start Date: 
Thursday, 29 June, 2017 - 09:00
End Date: 
Friday, 30 June, 2017 - 17:00