On 18 May 2017, the EDPS is hosting a workshop on Data Driven Life (digital ethics) in Brussels.
With the support of the Ethics Advisory Group, the workshop will explore the positive and negative consequences of data-driven changes on society and on individuals to pursue their own life choices.
Data Driven Life will be about people rather than technology - citizens, users, consumers and communities - with a view to understanding how the use of data is propelling changes in society. With discussions ranging from health and scientific research, banking and insurance, humanitarian intelligence, citizenship to smart cities, the workshop targets a specific audience of academics and practitioners from the scientific and research fields.
This is the second workshop in the series organised by the EDPS advancing the global debate on the ethical dimension of the digital revolution. With the establishment of the Ethics Advisory Group and a well-received first workshop on the relationship between data protection and digital ethics, the debate was launched in 2016.
In October 2018, the EDPS and the Commission for Personal Data Protection of the Republic of Bulgaria will jointly host the 2018 International conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC). With digital ethics as the core theme of the conference, the conference will also see the culmination of the work of the Ethics Advisory Group.
We look forward to welcoming experts from all disciplines to the Data Driven Life workshop. Priority will be given to participants from the research community, both hard and soft sciences.