Dig­i­tal Codex: “Dig­i­tal protest or self-reg­u­la­tion — how are the rules of the net made?”

© David Jacob

Are busi­ness­es respon­si­ble for data pro­tec­tion and appro­pri­ate com­mer­cial con­duct? Should pol­i­cy work active­ly to find a bal­ance between civil rights and pri­va­cy on the one hand, and secu­ri­ty require­ments and busi­ness mod­els on the other? Or should civil ini­tia­tives and mass protests, a “dig­i­tal protest move­ment”, give a voice to users?

These ques­tions and more were dis­cussed by promi­nent experts at Berlin’s Kalksche­une on 14 May 2014, as part of the third event in the project “Does Ger­many need a dig­i­tal codex?”

Agen­da

18.00 – Wel­come
Matthias Kam­mer, Direc­tor, Ger­man Insti­tute for Inter­net Con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and Secu­ri­ty (Deutschen Insti­tuts für Ver­trauen und Sicher­heit im Inter­net, DIVSI); Philipp Otto, Project Leader, “Does Ger­many need a dig­i­tal char­ter?”, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of iRights.Lab

18:10 – Open­ing Remarks
Under-Sec­re­tary Hella Dunger-Löper, Berlin State Fed­er­al Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Euro­pean Del­e­gate and Del­e­gate for Civil Engage­ment

18.20 – Keynote: “An inter­na­tion­al view: How are the rules of the inter­net made?”
Dr. Ver­e­na Metze-Man­gold, Social Sci­en­tist and Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Ger­man UNESCO Com­mis­sion

18.40 – Keynote: “Who has the power online, and who should have it?”
Mari­na Weis­band, Politi­cian and for­mer Pol­i­cy Chief of the Pirate Party

Part I: “Face­book Vs the Con­sti­tu­tion?” — Self-deter­mi­na­tion and pub­lic space

19.00 – Intro­duc­to­ry pre­sen­ta­tion
Dr. Jan-Hin­rik Schmidt, Spe­cial­ist Speak­er, Hans Bre­dow Insti­tute for Media Research

19.15 – Debate
Susanne Dehmel, Depart­ment Head for Data Pro­tec­tion, BITKOM e.V. and
Peter Schaar, Direc­tor, Euro­pean Acad­e­my for Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion and Data Pro­tec­tion (EAID)

19.30 – Ques­tions from the floor

19.45 – “Dig­i­tal – ana­logue in song”
Salome Kam­mer (Vocals) and Peter Lud­wig (Piano)

Part II: “The panacea of trans­paren­cy”

20.00 – Intro­duc­to­ry pre­sen­ta­tion
Dr. Till Kreutzer, Part­ner, iRights.Lab

20.15 – Debate
Prof. Natali Hel­berg­er, Insti­tute for Infor­ma­tion Law (IVIR), Ams­ter­dam and
Dr. Ralf Bre­mer, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Pub­lic Affairs Senior Man­ag­er, Google Ger­many

20.30 – Ques­tions from the floor

20.45 – Musi­cal Finale
Salome Kam­mer (Vocals) and Peter Lud­wig (Piano)

This event was part of the project “Does Ger­many need a dig­i­tal char­ter?” which iRights.Lab car­ried out on behalf of the Ger­man Insti­tute for Inter­net Con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and Secu­ri­ty (Deutschen Insti­tut für Ver­trauen und Sicher­heit im Inter­net) (DIVSI). The first part of the project was meant to look at whether a dig­i­tal char­ter would fill in the gaps between the estab­lished rules of the offline world and the still-hazy respon­si­bil­i­ties of the inter­net. To do that, we put spe­cial empha­sis on look­ing at the role of plat­forms which have a deci­sive role in shap­ing the online social realm. The Project Leader was Philipp Otto, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of iRights.Lab You can find more infor­ma­tion at DIVSI.