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European Data Ethics Forum 2017


The first European Data Ethics Forum is jointly organized by DataEthics and Dansk IT (a members’ organisation of IT-professionals) and will take place Friday September 29th 2017 . Do reserve the day. Below you can follow the development of speakers, venue, practical stuff etc.

If you know already now you will attend or if your company/organization wants to sponsor/support it, do send an email to

MISSION: To showcase best cases within privacy tech and data ethical companies and to share knowledge in the field.

SPEAKERS (final confirmation needed)

Evelyn Ruppert, founding and editor-in-chief of Big Data & Society, PhD, Professor in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London will speak about the rise of the privacy-conscious consumers and citizens.

Dan Shefet, French-Danish lawyer who won the Right to be Forgotten will tell about the case which forced Google to give individuals a saying over their own search results. Shefe also runs this project; on accountability og democracy.

Daniel Kaplan, author and head of the French project MesInfos. His talk is about: What happens when companies go a step further than complying with the personal data law and empower customers with their own data? 30 In France, project MesInfos works with banks, insurrance companies and others to do exactly that. Hear about the progress and results in this visionary project, one of several projects that can give Europe a competitive advantage on data.

Gry Hasselbalch & John C havens, both part of The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems will do a dilemma conversation on the many pros and cons of Artificial Intelligence and Data Ethics.

7 BEST CASES in DataEthics

  • TomTom  – Simon Hania
  • Wire – Siim Teller
  • LEGO – Dieter Carstensen
  • FindX – Brian Schildt
  • Mozilla – Raegan MacDonald
  • Better – Laura Kalbag
  • Clue – Mike LaVigne



Daniel Kaplan, 55, explores the future with one leg in innovation & strategy, and another in fiction and imaginaries. In 2000, he founded of the Next-Generation Internet Foundation (FING), a nonprofit Think-&-Do-Tank that produces and shares novel and actionable ideas to anticipate digital transformations. He directed it until 2016, before stepping down in order to develop a new project called “Imaginizing the Future”. Since the 1990’s, Daniel Kaplan has been deeply involved in the Internet’s development and evolution. He currently sits in France’s National Digital Council. Mr. Kaplan has written or directed more than 25 books and reports on the internet, mobility and ubiquitous networking, ambient intelligence, e-inclusion, e-commerce, e-education, electronic media, cities, sustainable development, privacy and digital identities, innovation…

Laura Kalbag is a British designer, living in Malmö in Sweden, and working as one half of with the other part, Aral Balkan. They form a tiny social enterprise striving for social justice in the digital age. has an Ethical Design Manifesto , and released their first publicly-available app, Better, last year. Better is a privacy tool for Safari on iPhone ,iPad, and Mac. It protects user from behavioural ads and companies that track you on the web by enforcing the principles of ethical design.