Green Paper launched ahead of Power & Responsibility Summit

Posted on 13th September 2019

Emma Priestley

Written by Rachel Neaman, Strategy Director, DigitalAgenda

DigitalAgenda has today published a Green Paper discussing the unintended consequences of the digital age ahead of its Power & Responsibility Summit on 9th October. Alongside its countless beneficial and valuable innovations, the digital revolution has brought with it serious consequences and pressure is now mounting to do more to mitigate the often unintended but still harmful consequences digital products and services have on society.

These concerns about the unintended consequences of the digital age led to the first DigitalAgenda Power and Responsibility Summit in October 2018. 

Today’s paper, authored by Jess Tyrell and Eva Appelbaum, incorporates the views and wisdom of many who attended that first DigitalAgenda Summit. I am deeply grateful to all for their contributions. 

In the run-up to the second Power & Responsibility Summit on 9 October 2019, Jess and Eva have provided a preface in the paper that brings last year’s discussions at the Summit up to date. They note the many recent changes towards making technology more responsible and then consider how to ensure the movement towards ‘humane tech’ matures and becomes mainstream; and the need to mobilise consumers to create real ‘people power’.

Authors Jess and Eva say: “There is a lot happening, and that’s a very good thing. We should celebrate those things when we meet this year, and not be down-hearted.” The Power and Responsibility Summit on 9 October is an opportunity to debate these issues in more depth. 

I look forward to meeting many of you there.

You can read the full paper here.


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