The first Hague Summit for Accountability & Internet Democracy on “Shaping an Internet of Values” took place in the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands on 31 May 2018. This is an annual global forum for dialogue among stakeholders and thought leaders in the digital environment, encompassing the World Wide Web, social media, big data analytics, AI, robotics and IoT, as well as ethical and legal challenges. The Summit focused on safeguarding the role of the internet as a tool of engagement, increasing access to knowledge and promoting maximum sustainable net benefit for people and societies. Speakers represented governments, international policy makers, NGOs, the ICT industry and other platforms. Summit partners are UNESCO, ITU, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the City of The Hague and the organizer, the Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age. Deputy Prime Minister Kajsa Ollongren from the Netherlands welcomed the participants. ERCIM president Jos Baeten and the W3C Benelux Office took part in the round table discussions.
Panel discussion at the summit. Picture: Wim van IJzendoorn/Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age (I4ADA).
More information: https://aidinstitute.org/summit/