Digital transformation is permeating all areas of life and is putting established ways of doing things to the test. This offers opportunities, but also harbours risks. Only if politics, business and society are aware of their respective responsibilities will it be possible to shape the process of digitalisation and ensure it serves the best interests of citizens.
For many of us, digitalisation means having the whole world at our fingertips. Convenient, fast and in some cases even environmentally friendly. Yet at the same time, new technical possibilities are also shifting familiar boundaries, especially those between private providers of digital products and services on the one hand and the state and society on the other.
- What data traces do we leave behind on the web every day, and who has access to them?
- How does artificial intelligence actually work and when might the use of AI lead to disadvantages for us?
- What rights do I have as a consumer with regard to private providers who process my data?
There are no easy answers to these and other questions that are becoming increasingly pressing in times of digital transformation. This makes it all the more important to clearly identify the opportunities and risks, and to discuss them. And this is precisely what the CDR Initiative works towards. Together with representatives from politics and business, we develop guidelines and recommendations for action in relation to digital transformation.