What if... my data stop being mine?
The Covid-19 health crisis has created a scenario of exceptional uncertainty on a global scale. In this new scenario, technology has taken on the role of our principal ally, strengthening the sense of collectivity and allowing for quick and efficient communication.
Yet this has also exposed the key role that digital transformation plays in our contemporary societies. In this respect, civic-mindedness and collective consciences are being awakened, which are more sensitive towards the environment, more critical of our current lifestyles, and more aware of how technology influences relationships between people, laying bare the need for a change of model, not only in terms of the consumption of resources, but also regarding time and relationships.
With this as its context, the Fundació BIT Habitat is organising the “What if...? Discussion cycle #desdecasa”, a series of virtual dialogues about technology and the current health crisis. The sessions last around 50 minutes and can be followed live on the Watchity streaming platform.
The sessions will be moderated by journalist Karma Peiró, who will be talking to two experts on the topic in question. This format enables the public to take part in the conversation, ask questions and offer reflections live.
The first session is devoted to digital rights and technological sovereignty.
“WHAT IF…? DISCUSSION CYCLE #desdecasa”
What if... my data stop being mine? Now it is more urgent than ever to talk about digital rights and technology sovereignty. (Topics: digital rights, data privacy, technology sovereignty)
Tuesday, 14 April (5.30 pm)
- Moderated by: Karma Peiró, journalist @kpeiro
- Jordi Pérez, journalist @jordipc
- Núria Oliver, telecommunications engineer @nuriaoliver
Check the reference material for the topics to be explored in this session:
- POLITICO AI: Decoded: “How AI is helping fight a pandemic — Europe’s coronavirus app”
- Article: “The Covid19 Impact Survey: Assessing the Pulse of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain via 24 questions” / Survey.
- “El valor de los móviles y la Covid19” (opinion piece by Núria Oliver in El País)
- “Por qué la solución tecnológica coreana es inviable ahora. Pero puede ser indispensable pronto” (article by Jordi Pérez in El País)
- “How hospitals are using AI to battle Covid-19”, Harvard Business Review.
- “Los gobiernos deben gastar en prevenir pandemias lo mismo que en defensa”
- “La emergencia viral y el mundo de mañana. Byung-Chul Han, el filósofo surcoreano que piensa desde Berlín”
- “Yuval Harari: El mundo después del coronavirus”
- “Snowden warns: The surveillance states we’re creating now will outlast the coronavirus”
- “Will Covid-19 be the end of the global citizen?” (Igor Calzada)
- “Phones Could Track the Spread of Covid-19. Is It a Good Idea?”