NGI Forward Salons: Update on Salons with Primavera De Filippi, Dark Patterns and NGI pre Forum on SSI

NGI Forward Salons: Update on Salons with Primavera De Filippi, Dark Patterns and NGI pre Forum on SSI
22/04/2021 – 09:12

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1. April 28 NGI Forward Salon Primavera De Filippi
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NGI Forward Salon Foundationals: Blockchain Ecologies

2. May 17 Pre NGI Forum event. Self Sovereign Identity. Trust in NGI
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3. May 26 NGI Forward Salon Dark Patterns
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NGI Forward Salon: DaPDe-Event – Dark Patterns and the ePrivacy Regulation

The Salons reflect the views of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission but form part of the project’s overarching recommendations for the NGI and future European internet policy.
The Salons are in partnership with ELONTECH (The European Law Observatory of New Technologies).
1. April 28 NGI Salon Primavera De Filippi
11:00 CET
Primavera De Filippi will address self-sovereign identity, the challenges it faces in order to guarantee both unicity (no more than one user per identifier) and singularity (no more than one identifier per user), the way in which these challenges have been addressed by Kiva and WFP through the use of biometrics, and then open up to alternative mechanisms, such as for instance the recently launched Proof-of-Humanity initiative, using web-of-trust and decentralized verification systems to ensure singularity of identities –
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NGI Forward Salon Foundationals: Blockchain Ecologies

2. May 17 Pre NGI Forum event. Self Sovereign Identity. Trust in NGI
11:00 to 12:30 and 1400-1500 CET
This workshop has two parts. A webinar with short presentations (60 min) and a general discussion on Big Blue Button for participants in to contribute (60 min). Topic is online trust, based on Self Sovereign Identity frameworks funded in NGI projects. International interest in digital identity management and SSI is growing globally.
11:00 – 11:05 Opening, Loretta Anania, European Commission
11:05 – 11:10 Primavera de Filippi, CNRS, ‘Self-Sovereign Identity in a Globalized World: Credentials-Based Identity Systems as a Driver for Economic Inclusion’.  How combining blockchain-based cryptocurrencies and SSI contributes to promoting privacy as well as greater economic inclusion.
11:15 – 11:20 Daniel Du Seuil, Convenor of the European Self Sovereign Identity Framework within the European Blockchain Partnership. This partnership of 30 EU member states and related countries cooperate in the establishment of an interoperable infrastructure (EBSI) that supports the delivery of cross-border digital public services, with highest standards of security and privacy.
11:20 – 11:25 Irene Hernandez, Founder and CEO of Gataca (ESSIF Lab subproject)
Gataca has built three components to connect q more secure digital ID ecosystem. Aims to help issuers transform their CREDENTIALS into IDENTITY wallets in the customers’ mobile phones. This will connect and access a range of digital services, from e-government to car sharing.
11:25 – 11:30 Caspar Roelofs, Founder of Gimly Blockchain Project (ESSIF Lab subproject)
Gimly’s focus is on self-sovereign identity and secure data exchange as pivotal building blocks for the future of internet, supply chain, finance, and health care.
11:30- 11:35 Michael Kubach, Team Identity Management at Fraunhofer IAO, TRAIN (ESSIF Lab subproject). The trust management architecture that TRAIN enables more secure, trustable digital interactions. At the same time a classical hierarchical CA-type structure is avoided – limiting fraud, chaos and the pure dominance of the economically strongest actors in the system.
11:35 – 11:40 Gordana Halavanja,  Co-founder of (NGI Trust subproject)
The world faces complex and interrelated issues that can only be addressed by real-time secure digital co-operation between diverse organisations. How can we enable effective co-operation between autonomous actors and institutions without sacrificing digital sovereignty? The answer is a new kind of open source/open standards platform, with a unique social enterprise driving its development.
11:45 – 11:50 Jaya Klara Brekke is Founding member of Magma Collective (NGI LEDGER project)
Prof. Brekke explains how CoBox uses peer-to-peer technology. NGI users can co-operate with each other to securely back up data, without losing out on data sovereignty.
11:50 – 11:55 We inventaris the remarks and questions in the chat.
11:55 – 12:00 Closing by Loretta Anania, invitation for all to join the discussion session on Big Blue Button. 
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Moderation by Gaëlle Le Gars and Rob van Kranenburg (NGI Forward)

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3. May 26 NGI Salon Dark Patterns
16:30 -18:00 CET
Dark Patterns and the ePrivacy Regulation: Putting the spotlight on the current proposals’ blind spot?
Organizers: Carsten Berger and Michael Kolain (Deutsches Forschungsinstituts für öffentliche Verwaltung)
Speakers are to be announced.
Opening by Rob van Kranenburg  and Gaëlle Le Gars (NGI Forward)
At least since the entry into force of the GDPR, Dark Patterns seem to be all over the internet. Companies use interface designs to lead users to take decisions contrary to their actual interests. Particularly consent banners appear to have become a more and more loaded with Dark Patterns.
Unfortunately, neither Member States nor European law, have been able to effectively limit the use of Dark Patterns. The proposed ePrivacy Regulation, set to replace the old ePrivacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC) and adapt it to the evolution of electronic communications, could provide a chance for the European legislator to take a stricter stance on Dark Patterns. However, different from, for example the new California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) of 2020, none of the current proposals for the Trilogue specifically addresses Dark Patterns. Thus, the question arises whether the new ePrivacy Regulation can and should limit the use of Dark Patterns.
The talk will bring together perspectives from consumer protection organizations, industry representatives and academics. The format will be a moderated podium discussion followed by questions from the audience.
The goal of the event is to detect strengths and weaknesses of the current positions for the ePrivacy Regulation in respect of Dark Patterns and discuss potential amendments to it.
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NGI Forward Salon: DaPDe-Event – Dark Patterns and the ePrivacy Regulation

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