UK-Germany #TechforGood Talks: How tech can improve online safety
11:00 - 12:30
While the internet is an integral part of life we cannot ignore the harms which people face online every day. In the wrong hands the internet can be used to spread terrorist and other illegal or harmful content, undermine civil discourse, and abuse or bully other people.
The corona virus and subsequent lockdowns have accelerated this trend by increasing the time we spend online. Vulnerable users, such as children, are especially at risk of abuse and all of us are exposed to false information.
In the UK, a diverse range of stakeholders have recently initiated an online safety
community that led to the creation of Ostia, the world’s first online safety association, whilst Germany has established itself at the forefront of tackling online harms by taking decisive legislative steps.
Join us to learn more about the UK´s approach on how innovation and technology can improve online safety and discuss with us how both countries can develop a joint online safety ecosystem set to raise awareness of online harms, as well as identifying commercial opportunities and investment potential in this newly emerging market.
The event will be opened by Kenan Poleo, Her Majesty’s Deputy Trade Commissioner for Europe and Counsellor International Trade, Germany. After the opening remarks, we are happy to welcome the following speakers to our interactive panel discussion:
Ian Stevenson: Chair of OSTIA, Online Safety Tech Industry Association
Graham Francis: Senior Policy Lead, UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Zoe Peden: Investment Manager, Ananda VC
Marie Nietan: Head of Media Policy, Bitkom
This is the final event in the UK-Germany #TechforGoodTalks series, in which we explored British and German initiatives focused on AI & Climate, HealthTech, and protecting internet users from harmful content online.
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