Upcoming digital identity initiatives impacting your live – FA 03 Sub 03 2022

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22 June 2022 | 12:30 - 13:15 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium | Live streaming | Live transcription
Consolidated programme 2022 overview / Day 2

Proposals: #21

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Session teaser

Let us introduce you to your digital identity.

Session description

After laying out the impact that existing and upcoming digital identities have on us all; the session will look at different initiatives and approaches to determine what benefits and dangers they entail to the digital technologies consumer. The organizers and the presenters goal is to enable the audience to make informed choices when it comes to their digital identity.


  1. Welcome, Moderator, 2 Minutes
  2. Setting the scene: You and Your digital identity, Klaus Stoll, 5 minutes
  3. Panel session: Legislation framing the introduction of digital identities,
    • Round 1: 20 minutes, Moderator will ask panelists to introduce their digital identity legislations they are involved with in 3-4 minutes without slides.
    • Round 2: 5 minutes, Panelists reactions to each other
    • Round 3: 6 minutes, Moderators questions to the Panelists
    • Round 4: 9 minutes, Open questions from the floor.
    • Closing: 2 minutes, Moderator

Further reading

Interested in the current state of the proposed amendment of the eIDAS regulation for a European Digital Identity? Here is the draft from the EU commission: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 as regards establishing a framework for a European Digital Identity COM/2021/281 final

And here is the latest amendment proposed by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament: Amendments 17-274 for Amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 as regards establishing a framework for a European Digital Identity Proposal for a regulation (COM(2021)0281 – C9-0200/2021 – 2021/0136(COD))

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  • Klaus Stoll
    Klaus has over 30 years’ practical experience in Internet governance and implementing ICTs for development and capacity building globally. He is a regular organizer and speaker at events, advisor to private, governmental and civil society organizations, lecturer, blogger and author of publications centering empowered digital citizenship, digital dignity and integrity. Klaus is the CEO of the Internet Integrity Task Force, IITF, supporting the global dialogue on a digital Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and the implementation of a Trust Mark for digital integrity, DISCERN.

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  • Vittorio Bertola
  • Klaus Stoll

Key Participants

  • EU: Polina Malaja, CENTR
    Polina Malaja is the Policy Director at the Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR), leading its policy work and liaising with governments, institutions and other organisations in the internet ecosystem. She holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law and is deeply interested in interactions between technology and fundamental rights and freedoms in the digital age. Before joining CENTR, Polina was responsible for the free and open source software advocacy work at the Free Software Foundation Europe, together with leading the FSFE legal team and coordinating the biggest network of legal experts in Free Software: the Legal Network.
  • Switzerland: Gerhard Andrey, Member of the Swiss Parliament
    National Councillor GREENS & Entrepreneur; Gerhard Andrey (46) is a trained carpenter, wood engineer and postgraduate computer scientist. erhard Andrey is co-founder of the digital agency Liip, with over 200 employees in six locations in Switzerland. Among other things, he is a member of the board of directors at the Alternative Bank Switzerland. Since 2019, he has been a member of the National Council of the Green Party of Fribourg and is politically committed in particular to more sovereignty in the digital space and a sustainable finance sector.
  • Italy: Stefano Quintarelli
    Computer scientist, serial entrepreneur and former professor of information systems, network services and security. Founder of I.NET, the first Italian ISP business and first Italian internet unicorn. He has been Member of Parliament in the XVII legislature and member of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence of the European Commission, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Digital Italy Agency, Chairman of the Advisory Group on Advanced Technologies for Trade and Transport for UN-CEFACT. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) and of the Board of Directors of the Copernicani NPO.
    He was founder of the Parliamentary Intergroup for Technological Innovation, author of the reform of the Digital Administration Code and creator of the Public Digital Identity System (SPID).He sits in the Scientific Committee of Bollati and Boringhieri for which he published "Intangible Capitalism" (Canova Prize for economic divulgation) and "Artificial Intelligence".
  • US: Mike Palage, InfoNetwork
    Michael Palage is an intellectual property attorney and an information technology consultant that has been actively involved in Internet Governance and ICT issues over the last twenty years. Michael is currently the Chief Trust Officer of InfoNetworks LLC, an information technology company focused on solutions for building online trusting incorporating emerging areas of digital identity, decentralized identifiers, and verifiable credentials.

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  • Lori Schulman
    Lori S. Schulman is Senior Director for Internet Policy for the International Trademark Association (INTA) where she is responsible for managing the association’s various Internet policy and advocacy initiatives and serving as liaison to INTA’s very active Internet and Data Protection Committees. She is INTA’s representative to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Lori has a varied background in general corporate and intellectual property legal practice and has managed the trademark portfolios of Fortune 100 companies and major nonprofit organizations. She started her career as an Attorney/Advisor for the U.S. Trademark Office. Prior to joining INTA as a staff member, she served as General Counsel for a leading, U.S. based, educational membership organization and publisher. Ms. Schulman is a former INTA board member and former advisor to the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the operator of the .org top level domain. Lori holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law where she was a member of the George Mason Inn of Court. You can find her on LinkedIn and follow her @LoriKnowsNet.

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