by Angela Guess
A recent article states, “Europe is ‘entering the era of big data’, and as such important regulatory issues demand attention. But in a fast-moving technological environment, action is needed fast, with regulators and politicians being able to anticipate new trends and react accordingly. The Centre for Social Responsibility in the Digital Age (SRDA) is a self-styled ‘do-tank’ (as opposed to a think-tank) based in Brussels, with the aim of tackling the challenges that industry and government face.”
The article goes on, “Bringing together leading experts from the fields of research, industry and politics, SRDA aims to assess the opportunities and challenges that exist in today’s rapidly moving world. The objective of SRDA is to conceptualise and structure options and outlooks, and to provide real solutions that give answers that can be acted upon rather than speculated upon. According to its founding principles, the purpose of SRDA “is to employ these advancing technologies in new and creative ways to address issues of society, health, education, cultural diversity. Thus, this level playing field will enable the EU to be first in taking the role of social responsibility and emerging technologies, new services and multinational corporations in a 21st century context.”
It continues, “Its primary concerns are codes of conduct and regulation (including issues of security, privacy and child safety) education, health issues, (such as can technology be better used in improving the quality of life of patients) and the role of technology in reducing environmental impact.” Read more here.