ISPI Forum on Digital Transformation, WPF speaker 

The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) will be holding a High Level Forum on Digital Transformation in connection with OECD. The event will be held 16 May 2022 in hybrid format. WPF will be speaking about what risks exists for consumers arising from illicit use of their personal data, and also approaches for biometric regulation.

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The first edition of the High Level Forum on Digital Transformation was launched by ISPI (as the Chair of Think20 Italy) in May 2021 on the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the G20, and was intended as a platform for high-level debates on the pressing global challenges addressed by the G20. The Forum gathered high-level institutional and business representatives, as well as senior experts from worldwide leading institutions including, among many others: ILO, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oxford Internet Institute and the Sorbonne University. This event was viewed by more than 30.000 people (please find here the programme and the highlights of this first edition). 

The second edition of the Forum builds upon the legacy of the Italian G20 and is promoted in view of a broader initiative by Think20 Indonesia, ISPI, Bocconi University and the OECD, which are joining forces to spread awareness to the broad audience and provide policy recommendations on key global issues to the G20 Indonesia. 

To this aim, the 2022 Forum on Digitalization will discuss possible scenarios on the need to implement a series of policy changes and investments which make digitalization an opportunity for all also by overcoming the current fragmentation in the Internet and including a global common ground for cybersecurity. Specific attention will also be attached to the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on digital infrastructure and on the road towards a fair and secure digital transition. The event is structured around the opening session “Scenarios” and two panel discussions and it will be held in a hybrid format in Milan on May 16th from 2.00pm CEST. 

WPF’s Executive Director Pam Dixon will be a speaker within the panel discussion “Data and cybersecurity: taming risks, reaping opportunities” (3.55 – 4.50pm CEST).