IGF 2019 WS #296 Data Governance for IoT and Industry 4.0

Organizer 1: Lukas Gabriel Wiese, Bitkom e.V.
Organizer 2: Lukas Klingholz, Bitkom e.V.
Organizer 3: Dörte Schramm, Robert Bosch GmbH
Organizer 4: Max Senges, Google
Organizer 5: Wolfgang Percy Ott, Cisco Systems GmbH
Organizer 6: Teki Akuetteh Falconer , Nsiah Akuetteh & Co.

Speaker 1: Lukas Gabriel Wiese, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Lukas Klingholz, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Dörte Schramm, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 4: Max Senges, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 5: Wolfgang Percy Ott, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 6: Teki Akuetteh Falconer , Private Sector, African Group

Policy Question(s): 

The following policy questions in the field of users rights and responsibilities will be addressed during the workshop:

- What are/should be the rights and responsibilities for individuals, private companies, and government in determining the use of the personal data generated by connected devices whether personal, public or in private facilities?
- What right do individuals have - in this context - to determine their own digital identity?

Relevance to Theme: In our session we want to link the interests of consumers of how to use their personal data to the frameworks and considerations of organisations when defining and developing a data governance structure. Through a clear definition of the interests of different actors (consumers, civil society, industry and politics) and an overall framework, we will address in detail the question of where the responsibilities of the different actors lie in order to ensure a secure and privacy guaranteeing use of data in the context of IoT and Industry 4.0. With the workshop we would like to provide for discussions on the fundamental challenge of ensuring the benefits of the data revolution to contribute to inclusive economic development while protecting the rights of people.

Relevance to Internet Governance: Data Governance deals with the rules and structure of data access and data management in organisations. This includes for example access rights to data within organisations as well as compliance with legal data protection requirements. Therefore there is a huge connection between internet and data governance. Both principles are intended to ensure secure framework communication between different actors on the one hand and secure use of IoT-based devices on the other, guaranteeing individual privacy.

Format: 

Break-out Group Discussions - Round Tables - 60 Min

Description: The agenda of the session includes three steps:

1. Identification of status quo of data governance standards
2. Data governance in practice today - pros and cons
3. Identifying regulatory change needs and future challenges for society and civil society in the context of data governance

At first we are presenting the data governance standards which are practiced in the application at Siemens or Bosch in the field of IoT and Industry 4.0. In the second step we want to discuss with the audience what the pros and cons of these data governance frameworks are in practice. As a consequence in step three we want to discuss what conclusions should be drawn from this as basis for both regulatory changes and changes in data governance practices in organisations in the context of IoT and Industry 4.0. Overall, we want to closely link these considerations with the interests of consumers and civil society, and therefore consistently take their perspectives into account throughout all steps.

Expected Outcomes: The aim of the workshop is to identify the benefits of data governance for different actors (politics, industry, consumers and civil society) in the context of IoT and industry 4.0. In addition, regulatory recommendations for action will be developed on this basis.

Onsite Moderator: 

Lukas Gabriel Wiese, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Online Moderator: 

Max Senges, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Rapporteur: 

Lukas Gabriel Wiese, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Discussion Facilitation: 

The organizers have Chosen the format of a break-out group discussion as it is one of the proposed formats that allow for the most active interaction and participation during the session. Organizers, speakers, and participants will be encouraged to actively take part in the discussion. The organizers will use their extensive network to raise awareness for the workshop prior to the IGF and invite selected stakeholders to join the discussion as participants, too.

Online Participation: 

Usage of IGF Tool

SDGs: 

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 12: Responsible Production and Consumption