Boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic the digitalization of our lives has accelerated rapidly. While it provides solutions to challenges of our times and it has become part and parcel of EU states response to the pandemic, the risks and threats to fundamental rights, such as privacy and the right not to be discriminated against are present and not to be overseen. Input about this topic was given by Kateřina Konečná, Member of the Euorpean Parliament and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Ella Jakubowska, who works as a policy officer on biometrics and AI at the European Digital Rights and Simona Levi, who is an activist and founder of Xnet, which is one of the leading Spanish projects on digital rights.
With a series of online workshops last year (2020) the transform! europe network and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Brussels office, which consists of 39 European organisations from 23 countries, discussed “security” and explored its conception and use in contemporary politics in an interdisciplinary and transnational way.
Sendungsgestaltung: Pia Steiner
Mehr Infos: https://www.transform-network.net/publications/issue/security-and-the-left-in-europe-towards-a-new-left-concept-of-security/
Fotocredit: Ronan Shenhav (flickr)