Initiated in 2020 during the first round of lockdowns of the Covid-19 pandemic, the SciDip Talks are SciTech DiploHub’s flagship outreach program on Science Diplomacy, which consists of a series of free online talks by leading world experts in science, technology, and innovation diplomacy, geopolitics and sustainability. As a result of the scientific dimension of today’s global challenges, we have observed how science and technology have become an essential component of international relations and global cooperation. As part of our effort to further the role of science diplomacy worldwide, and bring in-depth analysis and expertise to the public debate about the most pressing global issues we gather global leading experts to discuss the latest trends in Science Diplomacy.
Data Diplomacy and the Future of the EU-US Data Privacy Framework
The European Commission recently announced a draft decision on the EU-US data privacy framework, paving the way for a potential data transfer deal to be adopted next year. The new pact, however, still needs the approval by European lawmakers and a panel of EU privacy watchdogs. Resolving that schism remains the key sticking point for transatlantic data transfers. This webinar will explore the main interplays between data and diplomacy: how data shapes digital geopolitics; how data governance is a key topic on the contemporary diplomatic agenda and how data is emerging as a tool in diplomacy and international affairs.