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Data economy: human-centric approach at the forefront

The European Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN Office and other international organisations in Geneva in capacity as Presidency of the Council of the EU, and the Geneva Internet Platform invite you to a series of dialogues - From Geneva: Reflections on digital future. The first event will be taking place on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

Linked to International Geneva as a global digital policy hub, the dialogues focus on priority issues around current developments, including the recent process of the UN Secretary's General Roadmap for Digital Cooperation.

The second event in this series titled "Data economy: human-centric approach at the forefront" is scheduled for September 22 online. Registration is free and can be done through this link.

The new data age has just begun. How we use data today will set the direction for our digital future. To inspire organisations to create value and make a positive contribution to shaping the future of society, we are looking at the data economy - what it means for countries, businesses and citizens. In the spirit of the human-centric approach, privacy protection and data governance practises should not hinder innovation and economic growth.

The following questions will be explored:

- Rethinking the data supply chain: how to provide a trusted, fair, and innovative data economy;

- How to approach a perceived trade-off between the data potential and the protection of individual rights?

- Engaging citizens: How can we move from users to becoming active digital citizens?

- What roles for governments, civil society and the private sector?

Permanent Mission in Geneva is organizing four events on digitalization

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