Smart Mobil­i­ty: “Expand­ing per­son­al auton­o­my, or lim­it­ing the pri­vate sphere?”

© Stefan Zeitz

The col­lec­tion and eval­u­a­tion of the largest pos­si­ble vol­umes of data is going ahead in more and more areas of life: the idea of “Big Data” seems to be on everyone’s lips. While scep­tics pre­dict the end of pri­va­cy, Big Data has opened up many pre­vi­ous­ly unforseen pos­si­bil­i­ties for improv­ing the lives of every­one.

Sci­en­tists, states and busi­ness­es are work­ing on new mobil­i­ty con­cepts and tech­nolo­gies. The self-dri­ving car is no longer a pipe dream; and nei­ther is smart real-time con­trol of traf­fic. Tak­ing smart mobil­i­ty as one con­crete exam­ple, the oppor­tu­ni­ties and risks of Big Data shall be dis­cussed:

What data are all these sen­sors col­lect­ing that allow for a con­nect­ed mobil­i­ty?

Who is using this data and what infor­ma­tion are they deriv­ing from it?

What rules does soci­ety need to impose on the use of mobil­i­ty data?

These ques­tions and more were dis­cussed by promi­nent experts in Stuttgart on 25 June 2015.

© Ste­fan Zeitz


17.30 – Wel­com­ing Remarks
Philipp Otto, project leader “Does Ger­many Need a Dig­i­tal Codex?”, founder and exec­u­tive direc­tor of the iRights.Lab

17:35 – Wel­come and intro­duc­tion
Matthias Kam­mer, direc­tor of the Ger­man Insti­tute for Inter­net Con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and Secu­ri­ty (DIVSI)

17:40 – Open­ing Remarks
Win­fried Her­mann, Min­is­ter for Trans­port and Infra­struc­ture for Baden-Würt­tem­berg

17.50 – Keynote: “What Does the Future Hold for Mobil­i­ty?”
Nor­bert Barth­le, MdB, Par­lia­men­tary Under-Sec­re­tary for the Ger­man Fed­er­al Min­is­ter for Trans­port and Dig­i­tal Infra­struc­ture,

18.10 – Keynote: “Smart Machines and the Mobile Per­son – What Is to Be Done?”
Alexan­der Mankowsky, fFu­tur­ol­o­gist for the Daim­ler AG

18.30 – Keynote: “What Does the Dig­i­tal Rev­o­lu­tion Mean for Indi­vid­ual Trans­port in the Future?”
Prof. Dr. Niko­laus Forgó, Insti­tute for Legal Infor­mat­ics, Leib­niz Uni­ver­si­ty Hanover

18.50 – Panel dis­cus­sion: “Mobile World: Who is Helped by Big Data?”
Ulrich Chielli­no, lead trans­port advo­cate at the ADAC e.V.
Jörg Kling­beil, Data Pro­tec­tion Com­mis­sion­er of Baden-Würt­tem­berg
Ivo Körn­er, cirec­tor of cus­tomer ser­vices at IBM Ger­many GmbH
Alexan­der Mankowsky, futur­ol­o­gist for the Daim­ler AG

19.30 – Ques­tions From the Floor

19.50 – Sum­ming-up
Matthias Kam­mer

The event was host­ed by Lena-Sophie Müller, man­ag­er of the Ini­tia­tive D21 e.V., and Matthias Kam­mer.

This event was part of the project “Does Ger­many Need a Dig­i­tal Codex?” which the iRights.Lab car­ried out on behalf of the Ger­man Insti­tute for Inter­net Con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and Secu­ri­ty (Deutsches Insti­tut für Ver­trauen und Sicher­heit im Inter­net, DIVSI). After the first part of the project raised the ques­tion of whether a dig­i­tal codex could estab­lish the social norms which were lack­ing in the inter­net, the sec­ond sec­tion took a con­crete look at the topic of “Big Data”. The project leader was Philipp Otto, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the iRights.Lab.

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