“Discussing Individual Data Sovereignty in the Age of Big Data”, Gyeonggi Province hosts International Data Sovereignty Forum in September

  • World’s premier international forum on individual “data sovereignty”

  • Opening speech by Governor Lee Jaemyung, keynote lecture by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web

  • National and international industry – universities – government experts on MyData and data sovereignty to discuss the role of users in the age of data sovereignty

  • Organized as a virtual event under COVID-19 social distancing rules

SUWON, South Korea, September 01, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – With the increase in the volume and value of data along with the acceleration of digital transformation, Gyeonggi Province will host the first global forum on “Data Sovereignty” to discuss ways to protect and exercise the rights of individuals over data.

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South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province will host the world’s first “International Data Sovereignty Forum 2021” as a virtual event on September 8. Under the slogan “My data, my right”, the forum aims to further develop the data sovereignty policy of the province and to publicize the sovereignty of the data of individuals. Under the theme “Together Creating a Fair Data World”, national and international experts in data sovereignty and MyData, relevant government agencies and foreign private organizations will discuss the means and role of users in creating a Fair data world with a focus on individual rights. (Graphic: Business Wire)

According to Gyeonggi Province at the July 28 press conference, the “Data Sovereignty International Forum 2021” will be held on September 8 as a virtual event (DSIF2021.com).

Together with overseas local governments, Gyeonggi Province is hosting the International Data Sovereignty Forum under the slogan “My Data, My Rights”. The forum aims to further develop the province’s data sovereignty policy, which has been promoted since the execution of the world’s first data dividend payment in February last year, and to publicize data sovereignty individuals.

Gyeonggido Business & Science Accelerator and MyData Global, a private international organization, are hosting the event and the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Commission for the Protection of Personal Information, the Korea Internet & Security Agency and the Korea Data Agency will participate in it in as sponsors. The sponsoring agencies will not only provide conferences and promotional services to improve and disseminate awareness of data sovereignty, but will cooperate in the implementation of Gyeonggi Province’s data sovereignty policy after the forum.

As data has become an important value in today’s society, “individual data sovereignty” will be discussed for the first time in the world under the theme “Together creating a fair world for data”. National and international experts in data sovereignty and MyData, relevant government agencies and foreign private organizations will discuss the means and role of users in creating a fair data world with an emphasis on individual rights .

At the opening ceremony on September 8, Governor Lee Jaemyung of Gyeonggi Province will deliver an opening speech followed by a lecture by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, entitled “Transformation in the digital world and data sovereignty ”. ‘

The main conference which will last approximately 30 minutes can only be watched through real-time channels, such as the International Digital Sovereignty Forum website (DSIF2021.com) and Gyeonggi Province YouTube channel (youtube.com / ggholics).

Lim Mun-yeong, Director of Gyeonggi Province’s Future Growth Policy Division, said, “Data sovereignty is of great value because it enables individuals to use data autonomously and to benefit from it. profit. Gyeonggi Province invites you to participate in this event so that we can understand and practice data sovereignty, a natural right for all, and make the data world more just. “

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