Is it possible to uphold human dignity in a data-driven economy?

Pascale Searle

Importance for Trustworthiness

Total votes: 194

Opportunity

Traditional markets are changing beyond recognition following the spread of ICT and data-driven business models.

The digital transformation is well under way.

The European Union has recognized the economic importance of data, and has shown a clear commitment to the data economy.

However, this commitment is expressly subject to human rights and fundamental rights.

By ensuring that ICT respects the fundamental values of the European Union, Europeans can be encouraged to take advantage of ICTs while providing their data to companies for value creation in the European economy.

In order to strengthen the trustworthiness of ICT products and services, we need an instrument to verify compliance with the essential European values.

H2020-TRUESSEC.eu locates the "core areas" of trust in ICT in: privacy, transparency, autonomy, anti-bias, respect and protection.

Is this list exhaustive?

Feel free to discuss with us the relevance of the core areas for trust in ICT.

By TRUESSEC.eu team University of Graz

Challenge

TRUESSEC.eu locates the "core areas" of trust in ICT in: privacy, transparency, autonomy, anti-bias, respect and protection.

Is this list exhaustive?

Comments

Michele Nati's picture

I believe that trust can be built and developed over time. In a customer/service provider relation there is the need for some objective way to measure how well the parties behave with respect to the established contract.

I would call those trustworthiness factors. They should help to translate into digital world, the human nature of bilateral relations.

The core areas represent such factors. I would probably call the autonomy, sovereignty, if by this you mean that control over the shared information should be in the customer hands. Transparency would require for something more, which I would call accessibility. The terms of the contract (e.g., the relation) should be clearly stated, but also easy to find, navigate and understand, therefore accessible. An example on how we were working on that can be found here:

Technology should finally help to both, implement such properties and to account for their respect of them from both parties.

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