MAPPING the digital transition

  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • Czech Safer Internet Centre

A current European challenge is to find a balance between privacy protection, citizen's willingness to express themselves online, the need for industry to safely store and manage their digital data and those models of e-business, e-government and e-surveillance that make massive use of personal data. 

It is equally important to anticipate future internet developments and analyse possible societal consequences of the digital transition of nowadays.

The promotion of safer use of the internet goes together with efforts to advance privacy and personal data protection. The Czech National Safer Internet Centre (SIC) aims to address the issue in collaboration with stakeholders and other initiatives. This is the reason why the Czech national campaign of the European Cyber Security Month (ECSM, www.cybersecuritymonth.eu) takes place each October. This EU promotional campaign advocates for change in the perception of cyber-threats by promoting data and information security, education, sharing of good practices and competitions. In the Czech Republic, it's organised by the National Centre for Safer Internet.
 
This year the international MAPPING (Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Internet Governance) Forum will be, as a side event, part of a wide range of Czech and European actions, related to the European Cyber Security Month. The MAPPING project1www.mappingtheinternet.eu, aims to identify best practices and develop future scenarios of personal data use in commercial and non-commercial settings, pinpointing data protection and privacy-related cybercrime issues. This is conducted with a keen awareness of the value of private information for internet business innovation on the one hand, and the commitment of the European Union to the right to personal data found in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on the other. It is related to the main project goal to create an all-round and ‘joined-up' understanding of the many and varied economic, social, legal and ethical aspects of the recent developments on the internet, and their consequences for the individual and society at large.
 
MAPPING is specifically capitalising on and debating existing innovation policies, business models and legal frameworks related to the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe and the changes needed to set up an improved governance structure for the EU innovation ecosystem. Focus groups, workshops and working group meetings are used by the project team to initiate in-depth discussions with stakeholders in-between the international Annual General Assemblies. The Second General Assembly of distinct stakeholders will take place in Prague at the end of October 2016 as a forum for informed discussion on aspects of the digital transition, such as personal data and IPR (intellectual property rights) protection online, business models, and e-government applications based on the use of personal data.
 
Find out more about the work of the Czech Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services.
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 1MAPPING is a Coordination and Support Action project (FP7 -Science & Society), coordinated by the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL). The Czech partner EPMA, www.epma.cz, is leading the dissemination activities.

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  • Awareness
  • 28/06/2016
  • UK Safer Internet Centre

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