PL 05 2019

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Consolidated programme 2019 overview

Title: Ethics by design – Moving from ethical principles to practical solutions

Proposals assigned to this session: ID 3, 21, 22, 24, 29, 38, 88, 119, 145, 153, 155, 164 – list of all proposals as pdf

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Session teaser

Ethics by design: Moving from ethical principles to practical solutions

Data ethics is at the top of the global tech agenda - in recent years a lot of time and energy has been poured into developing guidelines, codes and principles for the responsible use of data, AI, robotics etc. Now it is time to move on to the next phase: translating data ethics principles into data ethics solutions.

Session description

Several recent scandals (most prominently Facebook-Cambridge Analytica) have increased the average citizens awareness of the risks of data abuse in the new data economy. A number of intergovernmental institutions are working on developing guidelines and principles for the responsible use of data and data ethics – most prominently the EU and OECD. Also some countries have attempted to spearhead the development on how to operationalize data ethics and make it into a competitive advantage for businesses - but there remains a range of unresolved questions and dilemmas that this session will seek to answer: How do we promote data-driven business models without eroding citizens’ trust in businesses and society? How do we empower tech-workers to handle ethical questions when they arise? And most importantly: How do we transform data ethics into practical solutions and turn the responsible use of data into a competitive advantage? If we are to reap all the benefits of the digital transformation, we need to find new solutions to ensure that the consumers’ trust in the data economy stays strong. A strong focus on data ethics and the responsible use of AI could be one mean towards this end.


We have 90 min. for the session – therefore it is suggested to divide the session into smaller but interconnected parts:

Speaker to set the scene

Short presentation by people/orgs. who have worked with developing data ethics principles

Short presentation by people/orgs./businesses who have worked with concrete data ethical solutions

Panel discussion

Q&A with questions from audience

Conclusions – lessons learned/practical solutions to bring back home

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Focal Point

  • Lars Rugholm Nielsen, Danish Business Authority
  • Julia Katja Wolman, Danish Business Authority

Organising Team (Org Team)

  • Zoey Barthelemy
  • Marit Brademann
  • Amali De Silva-Mitchell
  • Ansgar Koene, University of Nottingham
  • Artemia-Dimitra Korovesi
  • Charalampos Kyritsis, YouthDIG Organiser
  • Jana Misic, Wilfried Martens Centre for EU Studies
  • Michelle van Min
  • Ben Wallis, Microsoft

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