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12: Does More Digital Freedom Automatically Mean Less Legal Security?

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Liechtenstein-Saal
Breakout / Civil and Human Rights
in deutscher Sprache

Official channels are going digital. The land register and the company register are being converted into blockchain technology. Any information can be found on the Net – technology makes it possible! But does this mean an equality of opportunity for all? In the digital paradise, are legal security and correcting information deficits simply an unnecessary luxury? And to what extent is the state responsible for protecting its citizens? English translation will be provided.

Head, Brussels Office, Austrian Chamber of Civil-Law Notaries, Vienna
Head, Digital Transformation, Digital Government & Innovation, Federal Computing Centre of Austria, Vienna
Head, Department for E-Governance and Administration, Danube University Krems
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Brutkasten Media GmbH, Vienna Chair

Mag. Cindy FÖKEHRER

Head, Brussels Office, Austrian Chamber of Civil-Law Notaries, Vienna

Matthias LICHTENTHALER

Head, Digital Transformation, Digital Government & Innovation, Federal Computing Centre of Austria, Vienna

1997-2000 Managing Director, LSP Consulting
2003-2004 Consultant, PSC GmbH
2005-2006 Director Sales, altenda GmbH
2007-2008 Project Manager, SAPERION AG
2008-2016 Senior Manager, Accenture
since 2016 Head of Digital Transformation, Federal Computing Centre of Austria
since 2019 Head of Digital Government & Innovation, Federal Computing Centre of Austria

Dr. M.Sc. Peter PARYCEK

Head, Department for E-Governance and Administration, Danube University Krems

 Peter Parycek verantwortet als Universitätsprofessor für E-Governance das Department für E-Governance in Wirtschaft und Verwaltung an der Donau-Universität Krems. Zusätzlich leitet er in Deutschland das Kompetenzzentrum Öffentliche IT (ÖFIT) am Fraunhofer Fokus Institut Berlin, das vom Bundesministerium des Innern gefördert wird. Das Kompetenzzentrum ÖFIT versteht sich als Denkfabrik für die erfolgreiche Digitalisierung des öffentlichen Raums in Deutschland.
 Im August 2018 wurde er von Kanzlerin Angela Merkel in den Digitalrat der Deutschen Bundesregierung berufen, dessen Aufgabe die Beratung der Bundesregierung bei den Themen und Herausforderungen der digitalen Transformation ist.
 Gemeinsam mit Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerald Steiner ist er wissenschaftlicher Co-Lead des mit dem Bundeskanzleramt gegründeten GovLabAustria, welches an der Schnittstelle von Theorie und Praxis einen interdisziplinären Experimentierraum für Verwaltung, Zivilgesellschaft und Wirtschaft bietet.
 Als Rechtsinformatiker arbeitet Peter Parycek inter- und transdisziplinär am Schnittpunkt rechtspolitischer, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Entwicklungen. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind die Wirkungen von Technologie auf Staat, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft und die notwendigen Veränderungen von Strategien, Politiken und Rechts- und Organisationssysteme.
 Peter Parycek ist Vize Präsident der IFIP Working Group 8.5, welche eine der führenden Konferenzen in der E-Government Domäne ausrichtet, weiters ist er Steering Board Member ICEGOV und in zahlreichen weiteren internationalen Konferenzen als Trackchair, Programme Komitee - Mitglied oder Reviewer tätig.

Mag. Dejan JOVICEVIC

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Brutkasten Media GmbH, Vienna

Political and Legal Symposia

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24.08.2019

17:00 - 18:45Opening of the Political SymposiumPlenary
19:15 - 20:15Promoting Stability in Wider Europe: The Role of the EU and the OSCEPlenary
20:00 - 21:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

25.08.2019

08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 13:30An Update on European Union LawBreakout
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Promoting the SDGs in Europe with a Global MindsetBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Experimental Government and the Story of Basic Income in FinlandBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Demography and DemocracyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Digital Diplomacy vs Digital ColonialismBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: How We Benefit from Empowering the Young in PoliticsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Lost in Translation? The EU’s Struggle to Speak with One Voice on Foreign PolicyBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Extremism, Disinformation and the Role of New TechnologiesBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Democracy BootcampBreakout
14:00 - 15:30Opening of the Legal SymposiumPlenary
14:00 - 16:00Liberty and Responsibility: Two Sides of the Same Coin?Partner
14:00 - 16:00Security Radar 2019: Wake-up Call for Europe!Partner
16:00 - 17:00Growing Sustainably: Africa on the MovePlenary
16:00 - 17:30Ideology in the Courtroom: How Impartial Are Judges?Plenary
17:30 - 18:30What Can Be Done against the Climate Crisis?Plenary
18:00 - 19:30How Free Is the Press Across the EU?Plenary
19:00 - 20:00What Does the World Think? A Conversation on Fundamental Philosophical QuestionsPlenary
20:00 - 23:30ReceptionSocial
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
20:30 - 21:30Less Freedom for More Security?Plenary

26.08.2019

08:00 - 09:00DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:00 - 09:00POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Emissions Trading: an Effective Way to Reduce EmissionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: When Machines Judge PeopleBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 10: How Free Should Trade Be? The Development of European Standards for Trade and Foreign Direct InvestmentsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 11: International Arms Trade Regulations: A Call for ActionBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 12: Does More Digital Freedom Automatically Mean Less Legal Security?Breakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 13: New Wars – New EpidemicsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 14: Human Rights Under Pressure: The Role of Ombudspersons and National Human Rights InstitutionsBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 15: Security through Liberty: About the Will for Public OrderBreakout
10:00 - 12:00Breakout Session 16: A Pathway to Sustainable Business TransformationBreakout
14:00 - 15:30‘Soft Power’ or Defence Union? Military Cooperation in the European UnionPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Struggle for the Rule of Law: Is the EU Fighting a Losing Battle?Plenary
14:00 - 18:00LAW Working GroupsBreakout
14:00 - 18:00Let’s Talk!Breakout
16:00 - 17:30Freedom of Speech at Universities: What Is (Still) Acceptable?Plenary
16:30 - 17:45Liberty and Security in the Context of International RelationsPlenary
18:15 - 19:15How Much Courage Does the Law Need?Plenary
20:30 - 22:00Speakers’ NightPlenary

27.08.2019

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Mindfulness HikeBreakout
09:30 - 11:00Brexit: Departure into the UnknownPlenary
11:30 - 13:00Tackling Complexity: Insights from the Alpbach Learning MissionsPlenary