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Digitalization has made access to information, power and influence more democratic than ever. But has a democratic society and the rules, laws and norms that define the balance between public and private, citizen and politician responded to this digital advancement? The COVID pandemic has a true test of how democratic our current digital society is.
From contact tracing to supporting local business, to leveraging massive smart city data sets, our digital society gives us the tools to fight this pandemic and bounce back stronger than before. But who’s responsibility is it to ensure these digital tools truly strengthen our democracy rather than undermine it? What is the role of in-person interaction and actual places where these digital issues collide such as the neighbourhoods where we support our local businesses, the streets that we use or don’t use to commute to work, or the location where we come into contact with a person with COVID-19? These are the questions and perspectives the panel will discuss.
Heidi Boye, Too good to go
Marius Sylvestersen, Copenhagen Solutions Lab, City of Copenhagen
Nanna Skovgaard, Sundhedsministeriet
Kåre Løvgren, IDA
Jeff Risom, Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl