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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”

SESSION 1

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

 

REFERENCE MATERIAL

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