This project aims at contributing to an ethical and normative framework for the regulation of technological innovation. Building on the phase 1 project (2018) that focused on information technology, artificial intelligence and the platform economy, this phase 2 project investigates the perspective of fundamental rights and general principles governing the life cycle of new digital technologies and surveillance techniques.
An interdisciplinary problem-solving approach is to include both theoretical and empirical research including experimental ‘living lab’ simulations. Previously successful collaborations (with Eindhoven Design Academy and the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost, partners from industry, regulatory agencies, ministries and the media) will be continued.
Part of this project is dedicated to the Hersenvredebreuk project on brain hacking and brain jacking, as a follow up on phase 1 research on the Dutch Law on Intelligence and Security Services.
The other part of this project will focus on a critical analysis of ‘regulation by design’ (incl. the EU General Data Protection Regulation) through interviews and test meetings (on the basis of participatory design methodology), working towards a concrete and practical outcomes. The whole project involves collaboration with (external) partners and the student body. Other activities include the development of an executive education programme for professionals and researchers, joint publications and a final interdisciplinary conference.