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Online Business, Security and Fundamental Human Rights – Enabling trust on the Internet

The MAPPING project (FP7 – SiS-2013-1) aims at creating an all-round and “joined-up” understanding of the many and varied economic, social, legal and ethical aspects of the digital transition and their consequences for the individual and society at large. MAPPING is specifically investigating and debating the existing innovation policies, business models and legal framework related to three major, interrelated, challenges: internet governance, privacy and intellectual property rights.

31 Octobre 2016 - 2 Novembre 2016

The MAPPING (Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and INternet Governance) project consortium is permanently putting effort to support the people dimension within the project, using the multi-stakeholder approach to solving Internet-related problems. It is carried out by a consortium of 12 European organisations and 1 International organisation, and coordinated by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Since the beginning of the project in 2014, the Annual MAPPING General Assembly has become a recognized platform, focusing on cooperation between diverse stakeholders including business and online service providers, governmental organizations, civil society and academics. The ultimate goal of this forum is that of contributing to the creation of an enabling framework for the digital transition and improvement of the global governance structure as well as the EU innovation ecosystem.

Whilst the Extraordinary General Assembly (Rome, May 2014) was organised in order to mobilise and map stakeholders and to share the basic project visions with the main MAPPING actors, the First General Assembly (Hanover, September 2015) had to reflect on the work of the MAPPING project carried out since it began.

The Second Annual General Assembly of the MAPPING Project will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 31 October – 2 November 2016. The event is entitled "Online business, Security and Fundamental Human Rights – Enabling trust on the Internet". It will include panels and debates on a variety of interrelated topics, such as: existing and emerging business models as impacted by the General Data Protection Regulation, law enforcement and intelligence agency perspectives; the interplay between privacy and intellectual property, critical infrastructures and challenges to freedom of expression. An important aim of the conference is to involve the stakeholders in discussions on how to take MAPPING forward.

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Project coordinator: University of Groningen (NL),
Dissemination coordinator: EPMA (CZ),


Trust, Online business, Security, Privacy, Human Rights, data protection, Intellectual property, digital policies, Internet governance