The UnBias team is pleased to announce the launch of a ground-breaking report that articulates the voice of children and young people, and their relationship to the internet and digital technologies.
This report is titled ‘The Internet on our Own Term: How Children and Young People Deliberated about their Digital Rights’ and describes the work carried since April 2015 in which young people aged between 12 and 17 gathered together in the cities of Leeds, London and Nottingham to participate in a series of jury-styled focus groups designed to ‘put the internet on trial’. In total, nine juries took place which included 108 young people, approximately 12 participants per jury.
Smart online platforms will be a vital enabler of future economic growth across the EU and a key component of the EU single digital market. They also promise new ways to pool and mobilise society’s resources with the potential to address various impending social and environmental crises.
However, to reap these benefits, new thinking is required around the regulation and governance of smart online platforms to ensure balanced interests, and to promote fair and safe forms of participation, particularly relating to the role played by algorithms and data in driving economies of scale.
This policy event will provide a forum to address the following questions:
What are the challenges and opportunities for public policy of Smart Online Platforms?
How can we leverage platforms for a more equal, just, and knowledgeable society?
How can platforms play a role in reducing the social divide and retain hard-won rights and protections?
What are the challenges and opportunities for existing industries from their disruptive business models?
How should the regulatory environment change and what new regulatory institutions or instruments may be needed?
How can these technologies support public objectives and help policy makers deliver solutions at greater scale and of greater impact?
This event is being organised by the Smart Society EU FET project which has been exploring technologies and governance models for the next generation of Smart Platforms. The event will include the launch of the Smart Society Social Charter, and high-profile keynote talks.
9.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.45 Keynote:The landscape of the collaborative economy, Helen Goulden (Nesta)10.45 - 11.30 Keynote: Responsibility in Collaborative Economies (TBC)11.30 - 12.00 Coffee
12.00 - 13.00 A Social Charter for Smart Platforms
13.00 - 13.30 Questions and Discussion
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.15 Panel Session
15.15 - 16.00 Closing plenary session
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Olivia O’Kane, Solicitor
Defamation Practice-Some Reminiscences and Lessons Learnt (15-20)
David Ringland QC
Responsibility and accountability in algorithm mediated services – a look at regulatory and policy concerns (30 mins)
Dr. Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow: Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham