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Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Digital crossroads: How to pilot data trusts for good

While much of public discussion around data has focused solely on the debate of data privacy protection versus deregulation and economic productivity, data trusts represent legal, technology-enabled constructs that allow for more equitable ways of sharing the profits among different stakeholders. In this structure, a relationship of fiduciary responsibility would exist not only with the shareholders, but also towards the data owners and producers, and where the data economy would happen "with people" instead of "to people".

Event Recap by Borja Prado

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Fri, Aug 21, 2020

Why a well-intended ‘Digital Platform Agency’ may not fit our global, networked world

Ultimately, when considering the reality that "Statutes and Regulatory Models Adopted for the Industrial Era are Insufficient for the Realities of the Internet Era", any solutions must consider where the metaphoric puck is going vs. where the puck is.

GeoTech Cues by Atlantic Council

Civil Society Digital Policy

Fri, Jul 24, 2020

The geopolitics of digital identity: Dr. David Bray and Lord Tim Clement Jones

Lord Tim Clement Jones, Geotech fellow, and Dr. David Bray, director of the Geotech Center, discussed the issue of digital identity in a recent event at the IdentityNorth Summit. Lord Jones pointed out how technologies for securely connecting an individual’s digital presence to their identity are not new, but have yet to be applied at a national scale, or in a universal manner that would be necessary to maximize their impact. He recognized, though, that certain applications of digital identity technology might be of concern to ordinary people; though he might be comfortable using his digital identity as part of the United Kingdom Parliament’s new system for MPs to vote, the average citizen might take concern with their votes being tabulated digitally, or being connected to other facets of their online identity.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Cybersecurity Digital Policy

Lord Tim Clement-Jones is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. He is the Liberal Democrat Digital Spokesperson in the House of Lords, the former Chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (2017-2018), and a former member of the Select Committees on Communications (2011-2015). Lord Clement-Jones is Co-Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence, Deputy Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on China, and Vice Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Publishing; Writers; and Intellectual Property. He is also the Chair of the Advisory Council of the Institute for Ethical AI in Eduction and was Chairman of the UK Liberal Party from 1986 to 1988 where he played a major role in the merger with the Social Democratic Party to form the Liberal Democrats. Lord Clement-Jones was made CBE for political services in 1988 and a life peer in 1998. He was Federal Treasurer of the Liberal Democrats from 2005 to 2010.