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A full video report of “Towards a Digital Ecosystem of Trust: Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications”

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The event was organised by Re-Imagine Europa to promote research carried out within the SoBigData++ consortium, with a particular focus on the recently published white paper “Towards a Digital Ecosystem of Trust: Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications”. The paper discusses the methods for promoting data sharing, building privacy-preserving technologies, and fostering data decentralisation and data altruism to develop a model for responsible digital innovation in Europe and beyond.

The session was moderated by RIE’s Media Research Director Luca De Biase


Erika Widegren – Re-Imagine Europa’s Chief Executive

Brando Benifei – Member of the European Parliament



Towards a Digital Ecosystem of Trust: Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications – (Panel 1)

Giovanni Comandé – Full Professor in Comparative Private Law at Scuola Superiore S. Anna – Pisa (Italy)
Josep Domingo-Ferrer – Professor of Computer Science and ICREA-Acadèmia Researcher at Universitat Rovira i Virgili – Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain)
Francesca Pratesi – Post-Doc Fellow at the Computer Science Department at the University of Pisa and Research Member of the Information Science and Technology Institute of the Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR)- Pisa (Italy)



The Different Paths of EU, US, China, and Russia Regarding data Ethics and Legislation – (Panel 2)

Yvo Volman – Head of the Data Policy and Innovation Unit of DG Connect – European Commission
Jeroen van den Hoven – Full Professor of Ethics at the Technical University Delft and Chair of the European Group of Ethics (EGE) – Delft (The Netherlands)



The European Data Strategy and The Role of Ethics – (Panel 3)

Gry Hasselbalch – Senior Key AI Ethics Expert and Research Lead at – Cofounder and Director of Research at
Maria Savona – Professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Economics at LUISS University, Rome and Professor of Economics of innovation at SPRU, Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, UK.



Trustworthy AI-assisted Decision Making: the Legal, Ethical and Technological Research Challenges – (Panel 4)

Fosca Giannotti – Professor of Computer Science at Scuola Normale Superiore and Researcher at the Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo” of the National Research Council – Pisa (Italy)
Virginia Dignum – Professor in Social and Ethical AI at Umeå Universitet – Umeå (Sweden) – Wallenberg chair on Responsible Artificial Intelligence – Program Director WASP-HS