Revisiting Digital Governance

Society at large can only reap the benefits of digitalization if it succeeds in promoting economic, social and political progress. The Global Solutions Initiative has therefore set itself the goal of actively advancing the debate on digital governance and developing proposals in close cooperation between research, business and politics that will lead to a comprehensive reorientation of the digital space in the spirit of recoupling.

Together with the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, a comprehensive discourse has been initiated that aims at maintaining the benefits of the digital world while recoupling the technological advances with economic and social progress.

Solution Sessions
Revisiting Digital Governance: the first Solution Session
As part of its EU Council Presidency, Germany has set itself the goal of actively shaping current social and economic transformation processes. Digital transformation and its design for the common good and consumer-oriention in accordance with the sustainability goals of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 is an essential focus topic. In the area of justice and consumer protection, digitization and access to law, consumer policy and data economy as well as AI and intellectual property are among the main focuses. The public debate surrounding the protection of personal data during digitization was also reignited by the Corona crisis, making clear the extent to which consumers are concerned about the use of their personal data. In this context, the Global Solutions Initiative together with the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection has initiated the Solution Sessions on Revisiting Digital Governance. In this online event series, decision-makers from politics, business, research and civil society discuss innovative concepts for pressing issues in the field of digital consumer protection, necessary consumer policies, new legal regulations and education initiatives to strengthen the protection of personal data.
Revisiting Digital Governance: the second Solution Session
The Second Solution Session continues the debate that was initiated through the first session, incorporating the valuable input received through the Online Exchange. Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection Christine Lambrecht, State Secretary Christian Kastrop, Portuguese Secretary of State for Trade, Services and Consumer Protection João Torres, Global Solutions President Dennis J. Snower, Anna Byhovskaya, Senior Policy Adviser to the Trade Union Advisory Committee at the OECD (TUAC) and Brigitte Acoca, Head of the Consumer Policy Unit at the OECD, discuss consumer protection and consumer rights in the digital world, new European Commission rules on data governance, the role of trade unions and other agencies in strengthening digital property rights and the responsibility of companies to protect consumers in the digital space.
Policy Briefs
Minding the gaps in digital financial education strategies
Bihong Huang - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Long Q. Trinh - Asian Development Bank Institute, Peter J. Morgan - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Delivering economic value and societal cohesion through “Good Jobs”
Bhushan Sethi - PwC US, Justine Brown - PwC UK, Stefanie Goldberg - PwC US
Fostering a safer cyberspace for children
Abdullah Ayed Algarni - Institute of Public Administration, Mohammad Alqarni - University of Jeddah, Muhammad Khurram Khan - Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Omaimah Bamasag - University of Jeddah
Strengthening the convention on the rights of the child (CRC): Governing children’s digital world
Aljazi M. Alshebaiki - ASBAR, Hind K. Khalifa - ASBAR, Wafa M. Taibah - ASBAR
A human development approach to measuring and improving the digital livelihoods of vulnerable populations
Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut , Angela Lyons - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rebuilding the livelihoods of forcibly displaced populations using digital financial inclusion
Angela Lyons - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut
Educating girls and the marginalized in the digital and transformative innovation age: To make “Leaving no one behind” a reality
Kazuhiro Yoshida - Hiroshima University, Paula Razquin - Hiroshima University / University of San Andrés, Shinichiro Tanaka - Japan International Cooperation Agency, Yuto Kitamura - The University of Tokyo
Delivering Economic Value and Societal Cohesion through “Good Jobs”
Bhushan Sethi - PwC US, Justine Brown - PwC UK, Stefanie Goldberg - PwC US
Minding the Gaps in Digital Financial Education Strategies
Peter J. Morgan - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Bihong Huang - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), Trinh Q. Long - Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Rebuilding the Livelihoods of Forcibly Displaced Populations Using Digital Financial Inclusion
Angela Lyons - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Josephine Kass-Hanna - Saint Joseph University of Beirut
Overcoming Gender Disparity in Cybersecurity Profession
Muhammad Khurram Khan - Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA) King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Implementing a National Data Strategy: The Need for Innovative Public Consultations
Blayne Haggart - Brock University, Natasha Tusikov - Department of Social Science, York University, Toronto
Data Standards Task Force for Digital Cooperation
Michel Girard - Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Standards for the Digital Economy: Creating an Architecture for Data Collection, Access and Analytics
Michel Girard - Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Standards for Cybersecure IoT Devices: A Way Forward
Michel Girard - Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
Rethinking Policy in a Digital World
Rohinton P. Medhora - CIGI
Resilience Under Crisis: Proposals and Considerations for Regional and Other Trade Agreements
Anton Malkin - CIGI, Craig Wilson - OS MicroTrends, Dan Ciuriak - CIGI, Derek Ireland - Arthur Kroeger College, Carleton University Ottawa, Guy Stanley - Foresight Synergy Network, University of Ottawa

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