GOVTRUST Annual Symposium 2022

Trust and the Governance of Technology

17 February 2022 | 14:00 – 17:00 CET | Online event

Digital technologies have transformed our economies and societies. Governments too have sought to keep pace with emerging technologies, with a rapid growth of digital government services during the COVID pandemic. Despite the many benefits for both governments (e.g. efficiency and tailoring of services) and citizens (e.g. convenience and flexibility), the digital ecosystem also raises unique governance and accountability challenges. In addition, concerns about cybercrime, online disinformation, artificial intelligence and data privacy have significantly undermined public trust. As digital evolutions are accelerating, well-tailored governance structures are essential to (re)build the trust needed to harness the transformative potential of digital technologies for governments and citizens alike.

In this context, the GOVTRUST Centre of Excellence organises its second annual symposium on Thursday 17 February 2021, 14:00-17:00 CET. The theme of the symposium is “Trust and the Governance of Technology”. During this symposium, members of the GOVTRUST consortium and guest speakers will present recent work on the topic of trust and technology, identify key learning points, and raise some crucial questions and issues for discussion.